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Wordshark 5

White Space Ltd

Wordshark 5 – games for reading and spelling

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Wordshark 5 offers more than 60 motivating games to address the serious educational task of reading and spelling. It is suitable for a wide age range with its material ranging from simple 3-letter words through to challenging sets for very able spellers. Wordshark includes a spelling course for the National Curriculum 2014 (England), a structured Wordshark spelling course, subject vocabulary lists for secondary schools, high frequency words and everyday vocabulary lists, a course for ‘Letters and Sounds’ also an alphabet and dictionary course. A synthetic phonics approach is offered in Wordshark’s activities. The program includes over 10,000 pre-recorded words and sounds. It is also easy to add your own words, pictures and recordings. Print outs include worksheets, word searches and word lists. Records can be kept of student work to track progress and it is easy to set work for individuals or groups. Variable speeds and other options meet all grades of skill. Search facilities will quickly find individual words, letter patterns and spelling rules.

£780 per licence

The above is a school licence for a network for use by up to 10 users at one time and is a one-off price. You can create as many student and staff accounts as you like. Prices are subject to vat. Other licences are available at

Trial Options
14 days

Please email if you would be interested in a trial. There may also be the option of a personal online demo.

I was looking for something engaging and fun for covering those basic skills, but needed something that was particularly appealing for boys. .... I was so taken with the quality of the resource and the testimonials that I decided to purchase Numbershark as well!
Nancy Lees, Headteacher, Castleton C of E Primary School
I like Wordshark because I know it works. I have been using it for years and it's my 'go to' with children who need support with reading and spelling.
Karen Hackman, KS2 Coordinator and Year 5 Teacher, St Andrew's Preparatory School, Turi, Kenya
I became quite an ambassador for Wordshark/Numbershark (at my old school), recently building the Wordshark (network) licences up to 30. This was done by recording evidence in the children's work and using this as part of my performance management.
Mrs Samantha Pollard, Teacher/IT support, now at St John's school, Gosport

Wordshark 5 Trial June 2018

Case Study

Word Shark was installed on one computer and two users had access to this laptop for a period of approximately 6 weeks.

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