Week Four wb 27th April 2020
The interactive phonics lessons are still available via the link in last weeks folder. These lessons will further and consolidate children's phonics knowledge well. Yet applying these phonics through fun games, spotting them in texts or writing a short text of any kind is the best way to embed them.
A couple more really fun phonics games.
Scavenger hunt - Like any scavenger hunt you hide words containing the sound you are learning and the child has to run around trying to find them. The only twist is that when they have found the words they need to read them and sort them into a group with any words with the same sound before they can get another one.
Phonics relay - Have a start line and word cards containing the sound you are learning a short distance away. Get a timer ready and the children have to run, read the word and bring it back to the line with as many words as they can before the timer runs out. (This one can get a bit chaotic)
Although all children will be at a different stage in their phonics learning one group of sounds that can be a bit tricky are the split special friends in words like bike, game, cone and cube, where the vowel and the e have been split up.
If you would like some extra practice at these here are some worksheets that could support the learning.
Just a s quick note, if your child is now focusing more on spellings all the mentioned games work well with spellings. If you are wondering what spellings your child may be on go to the Year 1 page and there is documents with the teddy and robot words available. These consist of the high frequency words we aim for children to be able to spell by the end of Year 1.