Activity ideas, Resources and Tips

Activity ideas

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Split digraphs - they're magic!

Please click this link to see an exciting little trick to use when helping your little one practise split digraphs: 

https://youtu.be/awjwBae-KdQ   

All you need is kitchen paper, pens and water!

Coconut Shy Phonics activity

Here's a little Coconut shy style activity to help your little practise recognising letters, digraphs, trigraphs or tricky tricky words

https://youtu.be/UXqVzmz2UTk

Phonics Croquet

Have fun working on your coordination skills, hitting balls through tunnels, whilst working on sound recognition too!

https://youtu.be/PVYUOlXbpgY

Rainbow rice reveal

Revealing sounds is made fun with a paintbrush and some multicoloured rice.  This videos shows you a fun little sensory activity that can be used to work on single letter, digraph, trigraph or tricky word recognition.  You'll also be shown how to dye rice!

https://youtu.be/CTppkZqjNpo

Pre-school Sound Recap

Here's a quick 'beat the teacher' style video to recap all the single letter sounds.  Children see a letter of the alphabet and get the opportunity to say the sound and show me the action, before I show them.

https://youtu.be/S3IAvW57awg

Reception Sound Recap

Here's a quick 'beat the teacher' style video to recap all the digraphs and trigraphs from Phase 3 (ch, sh, the, ai, igh, ee...)  Children see the graphemes and get the opportunity to say the sounds and show me the action, before I show them.

https://youtu.be/uD8NTN9TGLc

Year One Sound Recap

Here's a quick 'beat the teacher' style video to recap all the digraphs, trigraphs and split-digraphs from Phase 5 (ay, ou, i.e....)  These are the alternative graphemes for sounds they have previously learnt with other letter groups.  Children see the graphemes and get the opportunity to say the sounds and show me the action, before I show them.

https://youtu.be/4oO3PmtIbPE

Websites - teaching ideas, homework resources & support

phonicsplay.co.uk - Online interactive phonics games and printable resources.

ictgames.com - This site provides educational ICT activities linked to the National Curriculum. These games are generally targeted at infant school teachers and parents of infant age children.

jollylearning.co.uk  - Jolly Phonics songs and actions to help teaching each of the sounds.  Song book and CD available to buy.  Or free app available for download.

Tips

Mark Making

Before children can be competent writers, they need a rich variety of mark making activities.  They will have fun experimenting with these early marks, which will later develop into their first written words.

Visit my page for ideas on Mark Making activities here

Name Writing

Please see my page on 'Name writing for tips and activity ideas to help your little one learn to write their name.

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