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Free Phonics Resources

It's our last Phonics today! Your activity is to have a look through some of the free resources that are available to support your Phonics learning. The first is website 'Phonicsplay'. It has lots of free games that you can play from Phase 1 to Phase 6. The games are great for practising blending sounds to read words and you can adjust the challenge to make it right for you.

Here is the link:

 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/resources/phase/2

 

Here are some of the games you can play:

 

Pick a Picture

Read the word and find the picture to match!

 

Sentence Substitution

Read the sentence and find a word that you can substitute from the word bank.

 

Buried Treasure

Read the words and sort the real and fake words.

 

You can also use free resources on the 'Oxford Owl' website including their free ebook library. They have resources that we have used in school this year. If you look under 'Read, Write, Inc' you can find letter writing sheets and 'ditty sheets' that are short paragraphs that help you to practise reading the sounds and red words you have been working on.

 

 

 

I hope you find some of these useful. Remember to practise reading as often as you can and share stories and information books together too!

 

 

Where is the toy hiding?

 

Here is a game to practise recognising some of the red words that you might find tricky.

 

1. Find 4 cups or mugs that your grown up says it is OK to use.

 

2. Get 4 post its and a small toy that will easily fit under your cups and mugs.

 

3.  Write a red word that you find tricky on each post it.

4. Stick one post it note on each cup.

5. Ask a grown up to hide the toy under one of the cups and muddle them up (no peeking!). Say the red word on the cup you think it is under. Repeat until you find the toy. Now it's your turn to hide the toy! Continue playing until the toy has been hidden under each red word.

You could also use letter sounds, digraphs, trigraphs and CVC words to play this game.

Three in a row

 

 

 

Today we are playing a RED word game.

 

 

First, draw a grid, with 9 spaces (just like you would for noughts and crosses.

 

Next, fill the grid with the RED words you are learning.

 

Then take turns with a grown up or a friend reading out the RED words. When you read a word correctly, you get to circle it.

 

 

Keep going until you get three in a row.

 

Red Word Hunt

 

 

 

Today we are going on a RED word hunt.

These are the words which cannot be sounded out easily and appear frequently in our reading and writing.

 

First, find some of your favourite story books.

 

Next make a tally chart for some of our RED words. I have made some here to download, or you can make your own. (make sure you can recognise those words before you go on your hunt)

Here’s a list of some you could include

 

I   the   my   you   said   your   are   be   of   no

 

what    all    was    we    so    to   me   call   her   there

 

want    go    old    some   me

 

Then read your favourite story with the help of your grown up, and every time you spot one of your RED words put a tally mark in your tally chart.

 

How many RED words did you find altogether?

 

Which RED word did you find the most of?

 

 

        Reading at Home

All of our Phonics work is so that we can learn to read and write. Being able to read and write will help us to do and learn so many other things! Our task today is to have a look at the Oxford Owl website. It provides free ebooks in a range of levels for you to practise at home. You will need a grown up to help you with this to start with.

 

1. Look for the 'OxfordOwl' website together.

 

 

2. Click on 'reading' at the top of the page.

 

3. If you are not sure which books will be best for you, then click on the 'Which Stage' picture and go through a few questions together. It will then tell you which stage they think you should choose.

 

 

4. Click on 'reading' at the top of the page again. This time click on the 'free ebook library' and then the level suggested. If your child finds it much too easy or hard you can always go down or up a level. Enjoy reading an ebook and send us a photo if you can!

  

 

Finally, remember to enjoy lots of stories together at home. Before bed is a great time to read a story. Lots of local libraries are now opening up again and going to the library is a great way to have a fresh supply of books and is a nice (free!) activity to do together. You can also have a look at some of the story videos we have put on the website.

  

Red Word

Memory Game

Here is another game that you can play to practise reading the red words. You need:

 

- A baking tray, plate or just a flat surface

- A tea towel or blanket

- Some post it notes or squares of paper

 

Write one of these red words on each post it or square of paper. Have a go at reading each one and put them on your plate or baking tray. Ask a grown up or sibling to put the towel over them and take one away whilst you close your eyes...no peeking! Which one is missing? Check and see if you were right. Now give the other person a turn. Take one away while they close their eyes. Were they right? Continue to take turns.

 

           

 

Red Word

Noughts and Crosses

Now we have finished the Set 3 sounds we are going to practise our Red Words. These are the words that we learn to read as a whole, without blending them. This is because usually we can't blend them so we need to be able to read them by sight.

How many of these words can you read?

 

I         of        my         to      the     

no       me      put

 

Well done! Now with a grown up or an older sibling, have a go at noughts and crosses! Draw a grid like this  Now each of you choose one word from the red words above. It might be a good idea to choose one that you need to practise writing. Instead of drawing noughts and crosses, write your word in a square on the grid and try to get 3 in a row!

 

 

Red Word Noughts and Crosses

Playing tricky word noughts and crosses!

Sound Swatting

How Many sounds can you swat?

We have come to the end of our set 3 sounds. Today's phonics challenge is to have a go at seeing how many sounds you can swat.

 

First choose the sounds you want to practise. Have a go at writing and saying them with your grown up before you play the game.

 

Next get a grown up to call out the sound. If you swat  the correct sound you get to take it and put it in your pile. The challenge is to collect as many sounds as possible.

 

You can play this game to revise your set 1, set 2 or set 3 sounds. You can also start off with a smaller number of sounds and add more is as your confidence builds.

 

If you don't have a fly swat you can also play the game by putting your hand or jumping on the sound cards.

 

Have fun!

The sound of the day is ure. It is a trigraph, which means it has 3 letters that make one sound.

 

This is the sound:

 

 

 

 

We say 'sure it’s pure' to help us form the trigraph. Have a go at writing it.

 

Can you read these ure words? Use the pictures to help you.

 

injure, picture, treasure, sure, pure, nature, creature, furniture, vulture

 

 

Can you use these ure words to write a silly sentence?

 

Here’s my go: 

 

The vulture was protecting the treasure.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ure/

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Read the captions and find the picture to match!

Have a go at writing your own caption for this picture...

The sound of the day is ear. It is a trigraph which means it has 3 letters but makes one sound. We say 'hear with your ear' to help us remember the sound. Say ear, ear, ear. Here is the picture we use at school...

Have a go at reading these words with ear.

 

ear   hear   near   tear   fear   year   spear    clear     beard

 

Now have a go at labelling these pictures.

 

          

 

Try and write a sentence using some ear words. Like 'I can hear you are near' or 'I hear with my ear'.                                                       

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ear/ sound

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The sound of the day is ire. It is a trigraph. That means it has 3 letters that make one sound. Here is the picture we use to help us remember:

 

We say 'fire fire' to help us remember the sound. Have a go at writing ire a few times. Can you read these words with ire?

 

fire        wire               tired           hire            spire            bonfire

 

Have a go at labelling these pictures -

 

   

 

The sound of the day is ew. It is a digraph which means it has 2 letters that make one sound.

 

This is the sound:

 

 

We say 'chew the stew' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it.

 

Can you read these ew words?

 

jewel, news, chew, stew, new, nephew, flew, grew, newt

 

Can you use these ew words to write a silly sentence?

 

Here’s my go:  

 

My nephew was on the news for finding a newt.

 

The sound of the day is oa. It is a digraph which means it has 2 letters that make one sound.

 

This is the sound:  

 

 

 

We say 'goat in a boat' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it.

Can you read this sentence?

 

My toast can float.

 

Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these oa objects?

 

 

Try reading these oa words

 

goat, toast, boat, road, raincoat, soap, float, throat

The Sound of the Day is ai. It is a digraph which means it has two letters but makes one sound. We say 'snail in the rain' to help us remember the sound. Here is the picture...

Say ai ai ai. Have a go at writing the ai sound a few times. Now try reading these words with ai.

 

paid    tail    fail    main   rain    snail

 

Spain     chain      train     paint

 

Now have a go at writing this sentence I paid for the train.

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics and Geraldine the Giraffe - Episode AI

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The Sound of the Day today is ow. Ow is a digraph. A digraph has two letters which make one sound. We say brown cow to help us remember this digraph. Here is the picture we use at school.

 

Say ow ow ow. Have a go at writing the ow sound a few times. See if you can read these words that have the ow sound.

 

how    cow    town     now       down        crowd    gown      howl

Ask your grown up to read them out to you so you can have a go at writing them. How many did you get right?

Now have a go at writing a sentence with some ow words.

How to I get into town?

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ow/

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The sound of the day is er. It is a digraph. A digraph has 2 letters and makes one sound. We say 'a better letter' to help us remember this one. Here is the picture to help us...

 

Have a go at writing er a few times. Now see if you can read these words with the er sound in.

 

over    never    after   litter  better   proper    corner    supper

 

We can see that this sound usually comes at the end of a word. Now ask a grown up to read out the words and you have a go at writing them.

 

Can you think of a sentence using some of these words? You could try 'I will come over after supper'

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /er/

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The sound of the day is ur. It is a diagraph. A diagraph has 2 letters that make one sound.

 

This is the sound:

 

 

We say ‘nurse with a purse' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it.

 

Can you read these ur words?

 

 surf, burn, church, turn, curl, purple, turnip, Saturday

 

 

Here’s my silly sentence.

I went surfing in my purple dress.

 

 Can you make your own silly sentence? Don’t forget to use your ‘fred fingers’ to sound out the words.

 

Mr Thorne and Geraldine the Giraffe - Episode UR

The sound of the day is are. It is a trigraph. A trigraph has 3 letters that make one sound.

 

This is the sound:

 

 

We say 'care and share' to help us form the trigraph. Have a go at writing it.

Can you read these are words?

 

 spare, dare, stare, glare, square, nightmare, scarecrow, caretaker

 

Here’s my silly sentence.

 

The pink square had a nightmare.

 

 Can you make your own silly sentence? Don’t forget to use your ‘fred fingers’ to sound out the words.

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /are/

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The sound of the day is aw. It is a digraph which means that two letters make one sound. We say 'yawn at dawn' to help us remember this sound. Here is the picture we use to help us remember aw. Have a go at writing the aw sound a few times.

Have a go at reading these words with aw.

 

saw      law     paw     dawn     jaw     claw     yawn     crawl     draw  lawn

 

Ask your grown up to read the words to you so you can have a go at writing them.

Have a go at writing the sentence 'I can crawl on the lawn' or think of your own sentence with the aw sound.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /aw/

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The Sound of the Day is u_e. It is another split digraph! This means two letters make one sound but they are split, with another letter in between them. We say 'huge brute' to remember this one. We use the picture below to help us remember it.

Have a go at reading the words below that have the u_e sound.

 

us          tune           huge           June          cute         

rude             cube          tube        rule

 

Now ask your grown up to read them out to you so you can have a go at writing them. Remember there will be a letter in between the u and e!

 

Have a go at writing the sentence 'It is a huge cube' or think of your own sentence using the u_e words.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /u-e/

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The Sound of the Day is o_e. We say 'Phone home' to help us remember how to say the sound. It is a split digraph. This means two letters make one sound but there is a letter in between them. Here is the picture we use at school.

 

Have a go at reading these words with the o_e sound.

 

home         hope               rose             note             spoke            rope         joke          nose

 

Now ask your grown up to read out the words while you have a go at writing them. Try to remember that there will be a letter between the o and the e.

 

You could now try writing the sentence 'I hope to go home' or think of your own sentence using words with the o_e sound.

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /o-e/

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The sound of the day is i-e. It is a split digraph. A split diagraph has 2 letters that make one sound just like a diagraph, but it is split by another letter. This is the sound:

 

We say 'nice smile' to help us form the split diagraph. Have a go at writing it.

Can you read this sentence? My bike is green like slime.

Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these i-e objects?

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /i-e/

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The sound of the day is 'a-e'. It is a split digraph. A split diagraph has 2 letters that make one sound just like a diagraph, but it is split by another letter. This is the sound:

We say 'make a cake' to help us form the split diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'a-e' objects? For example: “The snake went in the cave

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /a-e/

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Our Sound of the Day today is 'oi' We say 'Spoil the boy' to help us remember. Below is the picture card we use at school. The boy is being spoilt with lots of presents!

Say oi oi oi and have a go at writing the digraph. Have a go at reading these words.

 

join             coin        soil            point           

 

avoid         toilet        noisy       boil

 

Now ask your grown up to read them out to you so you can have a go at writing them!

 

Can you think of a sentence using some of the words, such as 'Put the coin in the soil'. Have a go at writing your sentence.

 

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /oi/

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Set 3 Sounds

We are now starting the Read, Write, Inc Set 3 sounds. There are some digraphs (two letters make one sound) and some split digraphs (the letters that a make the sound are not next to each other in the word) Our Sound of the Day today is a digraph. Here is the picture to help us, we say 'ea cup of tea'.

 

 

We have seen a digraph that makes this sound before that uses 'ee'. This is 'ee' What can you see? With practice, you will learn whether it is 'ee' or 'ea' that goes into a word. 

 

Say 'ea cup of tea' and have a go at writing ea a few times. Now see if you can read these words with the 'ea' sound.

 

 

 

   eat     tea    real     clean   please

 

dream     seat      leave    scream

 

 

Have a go at writing a label for these pictures...

 

        

 

 

Set 2 Sounds 

 

We have finished the Set 2 sounds! Can you say them all? Point at each one and have a go.

They were all digraphs (two letters that make one sound) or trigraphs (3 letters that make one sound). This makes them a little trickier to remember so let's practise them.  Have a go at reading these words

 

boy      card         shout      good      food   

 

light        feet         day            bird       corn 

 

snow       pair

 

Now cover up these words and ask your grown up to read them to you one at a time so you can have a go at writing them. Can you remember which sound you need for each word? Say the word, count the sounds, then write the word.

The sound of the day is 'oy'. It is a digraph, which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'toy for a boy' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'oy' objects? For example: “The cowboy destroyed the house”

The sound of the day is 'ou'. It is a digraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

ou

We say 'shout it out' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'ou' objects? For example: “There is a cloud above my house”

The sound of the day is 'ir'. It is a digraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'whirl and twirl' to help us form the trigraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'air' objects? For example: "The bird needed to stir his tea"

The sound of the day is 'air'. It is a trigraph which means 3 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'that's not fair' to help us form the trigraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'air' objects? For example: "A pair of socks on the stair."

The sound of the day is 'or'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'shut the door' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'or' objects. For example: "My horse wears shorts."

The Sound of the Day is 'ar'. It is a digraph which means two letters make one sound. 

 

We say 'start the car' to help us form the digraph and remember how to pronounce the sound. Say 'ar start the car'. Have a go at writing ar a few times. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures.

  

Can you write a sentence about some of these 'ar' objects. For example: "A shark ate my tart."

The sound of the day is 'oo'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'look at a book' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'oo' objects. For example: "I dropped my cook book on my foot."

The sound of the day is 'oo'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'poo at the zoo' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'oo' objects. For example: "I saw the moon from my roof."

The sound of the day is 'ow'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

 

 

We say  'blow the snow' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'ow' objects. For example: "I have a yellow bow."

 

   

 

   

 

The sound of the day is 'igh'. It is a trigraph which means 3 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'fly high' to help us form the trigraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'igh' objects. For example: "It's night time, turn off the light."

The sound of the day is 'ee'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'What can you see? ' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'ee' objects. For example: "Go to sleep."

Read, Write, Inc - Set 2

We are going to begin the next set of letter sounds  for our 'Sound of the Day'. However not everyone will be ready to move on from Set 1 - there are a lot of sounds to remember! If your child still needs practice recognising the sounds and reading simple words with these sounds then please go back to the beginning of Set 1 or spend time reviewing the sounds they find tricky before moving on. You could also practice blending the Set 1 sounds to read simple 3 letter words and writing these words if you feel it would be beneficial.

Some examples of these words - sat, mat, man, pan, pin, pit, pot, dad, got, cat, kit, fix, zip, shop, chip. 

 

You could also try blending games on the 'PhonicsPlay' website. 'Pick a Picture' in the 'Phase 2' section is great for this.

 

Set 2 Sounds

These will be made up of two or three letters that make one sound. Our first sound is:

 

                                                 

The sound is 'ay' we say 'May I play?' to help us remember the sound. Say 'ay ay ay'.

Say - day, stay, play, way, crayon, tray. Have a go at writing the ay sound.

Write it a few times - which one is the best?

Let's play full circle! Ask a grown up to read these words in order, when they get back to the first word, shout 'full circle!'.

day, stay, play, tray, crayon, spray, way, day

 

Now have a go at writing this question or see if you can think of your own sentence with 'ay' words.

                                      Can I stay and play?

 

 

 

Practising Letter Sounds

 

Today we are going to see if we can recognise and apply the letter sounds that we have been learning.

First have a look at the sound mat and see if you can remember all the letter sounds.

 

Letter Sound Bingo

Now lets play bingo! Split a piece of paper into 6 boxes like this:

 In each box write choose a different letter to write from the sound mat. Ask someone in your family to shout out all the sounds on the sound mat. When they shout a sound you have written in one of your boxes, cross  it off. When all the sounds have been crossed off, shout Bingo! Maybe someone else at home could make their own bingo board and play too!

 

Full Circle

Your grown up will need to read you a list of words. There are lots of lists below to choose from.Try to remember what the first word is. Write down each word as your grown up reads it.When your grown up reaches the end of the list they will start with the first word again. When you hear the first word again, shout 'full circle!'.

Here are some lists you could try for the game:

 

dog, dot, pot, pet, peg, leg, log, dog

sit, set, vet, pet, pat, sat, sit

six, fix, fox, fog, dog, dig, dip, sip, six

ship, chip, chin, thin, than, can, cash, rash, rang, ring, rip, ship

 

 

 

 

It's time to get popping!

 

How many sounds can you recognise?

 

Daily Phonics Lessons Starting 27th April 2020

Have fun practising using your sounds with this fun pirate game.

 

 

If there are any sounds you find tricky, don't forget all of our previous daily sounds are still available below to help you.

Previous sounds

 

                 

The sound of the day is 'nk'. Practice saying nk, nk , nk. Can you hear the nk sound when you say these words... pink, sink, bank, blink, drink, shrink.

Have a go at writing labels to go with these pictures...

     

Can you help Geraldine the Giraffe make the nk sound?

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns '/ng/k/' for nk

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Previous Sounds...

 

                 

The sound is 'ng'. To help us remember we say "a thing on a string". Practice saying ng ng ng. Have a go at writing ng. Which is your best one?

Can you hear the ng sound in these words..

 sing   king  bang  swing  fishing 

Have a go at writing these words. Say the word, count the sounds, write the sounds you can hear.

Well done!

Have a go at writing this sentence 'The king sings a song.' 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /ng/

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We pronounce this sound 'cks'. To help us write this sound we say 'down the arm and leg, repeat on the other side'. Have a go at writing an x.

Can you hear the 'x' sound in these words - say box, mix, fix, fox, exit, six, text. Where in the word is the 'x'? It is usually found in the middle or at the end of a word. Have a go at writing these words

mix, fix, box, fox, exit, text.

            

You could also try the sentences 'Mix it up.' and 'A fox in a box'.

 

 

 

 

 

To help us remember what the sound looks like we say ' Round the queen’s head, up to her crown, down her hair and curl’ and ‘Down and under the umbrella, up to the top and down to the puddle.’

 

Have a go at writing 'qu'.

 

Say qu qu qu  queen, qu qu qu quiet, qu qu qu quack.

 

      

 

Can you think of your own words that have the qu sound?

 

Have a go at writing your own sentence. Don’t forget to use your Fred Fingers when sounding out.

 

‘The queen is quiet and quick.’

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode QU

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Previous sounds

 

                 

To help us remember what the sound looks like we say ' the caterpillars hairs are tickling the horse, he says ch ch ch choo'

To help us write the letters that make this sound we say 'Curl around the caterpillar, then down the horse’s head to the hooves and over his back. Have a go at writing 'ch'.

Say ch ch ch ch chips, ch ch ch cheese, ch ch chocolate.

 

        

Have a go at writing these words with 'ch' in them  'chip, chop, chat, much, bunch, pinch'

 

Can you think of a sentence that uses lots of 'ch' words? Have a go at writing it down, for example 'Charlie chimp chomps chocolate'.

 

We say 'Zig-zag-zig.' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence with one of these 'z' objects. For example: "The Zebra zig zags at the zoo." Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the school website or Dojo.

The sound of the day is 'th'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'The princess in the tower is rescued by the horse. She says thhhank you' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'th' objects. For example: "The thief came third in the race."

The letter of the day is 'w'. This is the letter:

We say 'Down, up, down, up.' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence with one of these 'w' objects. For example: "Whales live in water." Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the school website or Dojo.

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To help us write 'y' we say "down a horn, up a horn and under his head".

 

Say y… you, y… yes, y… yoyo.

                                                                   

Have a go at writing these words that begin with 'y' or have 'y' in them...

 

yellow, yogurt, yak, yawn, yoga, yummy,

 

 

Say the word, count the sounds, write the word,

 

Can you write a sentence using some one or more of the words?

 

e.g. 'My yogurt is very yummy.'

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode Y

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 Say vvvvan, vvvvulture, vvvviolin. We say 'down a wing, up a wing' to help us write the letter. 

    

Have a go at writing a v sound. Can you write a few? Have a go at writing these words... van, vet, vest.

Can you think of a sentence with lots of 'v' words? Like  'The vet has a vest in his van.'

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We say 'Down his body, curl, dot for his head.' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence with one of these 'j' objects. For example: "Jim jumped over the Jaguar." Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the school website or Dojo.

The letter of the day is 'r'. This is the letter:

We say 'down the robots back and curl over his arm' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence with sone of these 'r' objects. For example: "The rocket rushed over the rainbow." Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the school website or Dojo.

The sound of the day is 'sh'. It is a diagraph which means 2 letters make one sound. This is the sound:

We say 'shhhh says the horse to the hissing snake' to help us form the diagraph. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'sh' objects. For example: "The shark sat in the shed." 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode SH

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The Sound of the Day is 

To help us write 'h' we say "down the head, to his hooves and over his back”

  Say h h h horse, h h h hammer, h h h house.

                                                                   

 

 

Have a go at writing these words that begin with 'h' or have 'h' in them...

hat, hand, hen, hill, helicopter, hug, heart

 

Say the word, count the sounds, write the word,

 

Can you write a sentence using some one or more of the words?

 

e.g. 'I hold hands with mummy'

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode H

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

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The Sound of the Day is 

 

To help us write 'l' we say "down the long leg".

 

                                                                   

Have a go at writing these words that begin with 'l' or have 'l' in them...

 

leg, light, lips, lion, ladder, lock, lemon, lolly

      

 

 

Say the word, count the sounds, write the word,

 

Can you write a sentence using some one or more of the words?

 

e.g. 'I like to lick my lolly'     

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode L

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The Sound of the Day is 

To help us write 'e' we say "take off the top and scoop out the egg".

Say e e e egg, e e e envelope, e e e elbow.

                                                                   

Have a go at writing these words that begin with 'e' or have 'e' in them...

 

end, get, den, red, tent, mend, step

 

Say the word, count the sounds, write the word,

 

Can you write a sentence using some one or more of the words?

e.g. 'I can mend the tent'    

 

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode E

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We say 'Down the stem and draw the leaves' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Can you write a sentence about some of these 'f' objects. For example "Fred the flamingo has feathers."

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode B

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We say down the laces, round the toe and touch the heel.

Say b b b bed, b b b bat, b b b ball. Can you think of any other words beginning with the 'b' sound?

Can you Fred Talk these?     

Now have a go at writing them. Can you put on in a sentence?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We say, down and under, up to the top and draw the puddle.

 

Can you think of some words that begin with the u sound.

 

 

Here are some words that you could practice writing. Can you put them in a sentence?

 

           unicorn                   under                    up

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode U

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We say down the kangaroo's body, tail and leg

 

Have a go at saying and then writing the sound.

 

We use this letter to write the words, kite, kangaroo, and key.

 

Can you Fred talk these words and hear the k sound?

 

 

Now try and write a sentence about one of these pictures.

 

Don't forget to send us your work so we can give you a big well done.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode K

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

Previous letter of the day

We say 'curl around the caterpillar' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence about one of these 'c' objects. Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the website. 

Previous Sounds

 

The sound of the day today is 'o'. Say 'o o o orange', 'o o o octoagon', 'o o o o ostrich'.   

 

Here is the letter 'o'. 

When we write 'o' we say 'all around the orange' to help us remember how to form the letter. Have a go at writing some 'o' letters.

Can you write these words with the 'o' sound in? on, pot, dog, top

Say the word, count the sounds and write the sounds you can hear.

Can you write a sentence with one of our 'o' words?

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode O

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Todays sound of the day is 'g'

 

 

To write the letter we say "Round her face, down her hair and give her a curl"

Don't forget to say the rhyme as you are writing.

 

 

Here are some words beginning with the 'g' sound. Sound them out using your fred fingers. How many sounds do you hear?

 

 

Have a go at putting one in a sentence.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode G

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

 

The letter of the day is 'p'.

This is the letter:

Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence with one of these 'p' objects. Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the website.

Previous Sounds 

 

The letter 'n' looks like this

 

 

 

 

 Say no, next, nine.

 

When we write 'n' we say "down Nobby and over his net" Have a go at forming 'n'.

Have a go at writing these words - nut, nap, nest, ninja.

 

 

Remember to say the word, count the sounds, write the word

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode N

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The sound of the day is 'i'.

The letter 'i' looks like this

 Say insect, igloo, ink.

When we write 'i' we say "down the insects body, dot for his head". Have a go at forming 'i'.

Have a go at writing these words - mat, sad, sit, tin. Say the word, count the sounds, write the word.

 

 

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode I

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The letter of the day is 't'.
This is the letter:

We say 'down the tower, across the tower' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for these pictures. Or write a sentence with one of these 't' objects. Remember if you'd like to send us a photo of your work we can display it on the website. 

 

 

 

 

 

We say, around the dinosaurs bottom, up his tall neck and down to his feet.

Have a go at writing the sound in the air whilst you say the rhyme.

 

Can you fred talk the following words?

 

 

 

Now see if you can write a sentence using the word dog.

 

Don't forget to send us pictures of all of your hard work.

 

 

 

 

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /d/ sound

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The sound of the day is 's'. This is the letter: 

 

We say 'sliver down the snake' to help us form the letter. Have a go at writing it. Now have a go at writing a label for some of these pictures. 

 

Set 1 Speed Sounds - 's'

Here is an informational video on the phonics scheme we use at school.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode S

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Hello Everyone!

 

The letter of the day today is 'a' like in

 

 

 

 

ant  acrobat  apple.

 

This is the letter  We say 'round the apple, down the leaf' to help us remember how to write it.

 

Have a go at writing it! Now have a go at writing a label for this picture... 

Well done everyone! 

 

Our first sound of the day is

 

Have a go at writing the sound. You can do it in the air, use paint, draw in sand or use chalk outside. Don't forget to say the rhyme as you go.

 

Now have a go at labelling the picture

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode M

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

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