Welcome to Mr Thorne's Phonics Myths & Legends.

This app is aimed at older children who are struggling with reading due to gaps in their phonic knowledge. This app may also be used be younger children and adults. Earn points by completing the phonics games and discover dragons, sea serpents, mermaids and other mythical creatures along the way!

This phonics app from Mr Thorne is the 19th educational app overall since the hugely successful Mr Thorne Does Phonics video series on Youtube which has had over 10 million viewers in the last 8 years.

The app has been created by Mr Thorne, a current UK primary teacher making it relevant and useful to children, parents, teachers, trainee teachers and anyone learning to read English. Mr Thorne Does Phonics is designed to meet the demands of the Year One Phonics Screening tests for 5 and 6 year olds in schools. The app features 4 games to help with sound recognition, word recognition, phoneme to grapheme correspondence and grapheme to phoneme correspondence.

For ages 7+

Teachers Note: The app is split into phases matching the UK Letters and Sounds programme - for example, World 1 features s,a,t,p,i,n

a b c d e f ff g h i j k ck l ll m n o p qu r s ss t u v w x y z zz ch th th ng ai ee igh oa oo oo ow oi ur er or ar air ear ure al aw ay ea ew ey ie ir wh ie ea ch sh y y ou ue ph oy dg ow silent letters zh schwa soft c soft g a-e i-e o-e u-e

What's New

Version 2.0

Bug fixes and new artwork.

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings

Just in time

We need an accelerant for our phonic groups and especially with the phonics check this week, this will go down well!



Fantastic for older, struggling readers.

I teach year 7 students that really struggle with reading. It's great to finally have an app that caters for their interests whilst being accessible to their reading ability. Thanks Mr Thorne!!



Brilliant app for struggling readers and my 6 year old son also loves making new 'discoveries' each night before bed - all round winner!


Christopher Thorne
232.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Christopher Thorne Productions


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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