In Phonics, we have been learning the phase 2 sounds. See the link below for you to practise your own 'sound' songs each day:
See the phonics video below for phonics pronunciations. Please show your grown-ups the sounds we have learnt so far! Can you play the video back and try saying the sounds yourself?
Below is a copy of our phase 2 sounds mat. Can you point out each sound to your grown-up? Can you think of any words beginning with that sound?
Tricky words: As well as our sounds, we have been becoming familiar with our tricky words: I go no to into the
Remember, tricky words are words which cannot be sounded out! Have a go at recognising tricky words by sight. Ask a grown up to help you if you need it.
Tricky word song: https://youtu.be/TvMyssfAUx0
Once you have practised saying your sounds, have a go at writing them. Click on the star at the bottom of this page to practise forming your letters.
Further activity ideas:
Play ‘eye spy’ using a small arrangement of objects from around your house. Take turns to test each other. ‘I spy something beginning with ….’
Sound hunt: Parents, ask your child to bring you something beginning with… You can aid them further by segmenting the word e.g. ‘Bring me a c-u-p’
Simon says: We have a special puppet at school called Georgie! The children enjoy the classic ‘Simon says’ game but using Georgie’s name! Try it yourself. “Georgie says, touch your h-ea-d, Georgie says, t-ur-n around” Can you get faster with your requests? Can children hear the word without you saying it fully? Maybe they could test you back?!
Alphabet salad: Children have to fill a plate with items from around the kitchen beginning with each letter of the alphabet. E.g. apple, banana, carrots, digestives, eggs, flour, greens… Be as creative as you like! Send us your pictures of your silly alphabet salads!
Writing practise: Once you have practised hearing your sounds, practise writing them too. Support your child to sound out words for spelling and model letter formation where required. Children learn by copying initially before building the skills to write from memory. If children are struggling to form letters, you could create small ‘dots’ for them to trace over to start with.