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Assessing and teaching phonics:

Finishing Year 1 by recapping what we have already learned.

 

The way I choose which sounds to focus on is to figure out which sounds the children are struggling with the most. The sounds I've been assigning have been based on my notes of where your children were when we were last in full time school. As I have not been listening to the kids say each sound every day, my notes have now become rather out of date.

 

Each child will need to practise different sounds, depending on what they can already remember and use in their reading and writing.

 

I would recommend listening to your child read each sound on the Phase 3 and 5 sound mat, noting down the sounds they struggle with. You can then focus on one of these sounds a day. If you need help with how to say any of the sounds, contact me on Class dojo. Every child will get stuck on different sounds, there is no right or wrong. 

 

I've attached a document below that has example words for every single sound from the Phase 3 and 5 sound mat. You can use these words to read, and for your children to write. It's exactly the same as the incredible phonics teaching you have been implementing at home, but you get to choose the sounds. As always, I am here and very willing to help in whatever way I can.

 

Which of these words can your child sight read? 'Tricky words' or 'High frequency words' that you can't sound out.

Summer 1, Week 5 (WB 11.5.2020)

Monday 11th May 2020

Tuesday 12th May 2020

Wednesday 13th May 2020

Thursday 14th May 2020

Friday 15th May 2020

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

ay

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

day,

play,

may,

way,

lay,

say,

tray, spray, playground.

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound 

ea

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:

eat,

tea,

neat,

real,

clean,

please,

leave,

dream,

seat,

scream

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ue (makes the same sound as sound oo)

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:

 glue,

due, argue, statue, value, Tuesday

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ew

(makes the same sound as sound oo)

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

new, knew, flew, blew, few, screw, crew, newt, drew, grew, stew

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound oe

 Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

goes,

doe,

mangoes, tomatoes,

volcanoes,

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Hi Hedgehogs, I know a lot of you are running low on home reading books. Below is a link to Oxford Owl, who are providing free ebooks for the duration of school closures. It is free, you just need to sign up with an email to access. They provide an ebook, and also some  questions to help your child with their comprehension skills.

 

We give out home reading books in book band levels, so your child should be able to tell you what colour book they are reading. This could be red, yellow, blue, green, orange, turquoise, purple, gold or white.  If you are not sure which colour your child should be reading, please contact Miss Kemish and I will let you know. If your child is confidently reading 90% of the book's contents, and is able to answer some comprehension questions, they are on the right book band. Please speak to Miss Kemish before moving them onto another colour and she can give you some guidance if this is required. Happy reading!

Summer 1, Week 4 (WB 4.5.2020)

Monday 4th May 2020

Tuesday 5th May.2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020

Thursday 7th May 2020

Friday 8th May 2020 (Public holiday - only complete if your child thrives on routine!)

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound:

ph

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

phone, graph, phew, dolphin, digraph, trigraph

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound: ou

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:

out,

shout,

loud, mouth, round, found

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound:ey

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:

 key,

barley, gooey, trolley,

abbey, turkey, alley

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound: au

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:  Paul, haunt, author, August,

launch

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound: oy

 Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

boy,

toy,

enjoy,

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Summer 1, Week 3 (WB 27.4.2020)

Monday 27th April 2020

Tuesday 28.4.2020

Wednesday 29.4.2020

Thursday 30.4.2020

Friday 1.4.2020

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ay

 Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

day, play, may,

way,

lay,

say, tray, spray, saying, playing, playground.

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ea

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:

eat, tea, neat, real, clean, please, leave, dream, seat, scream, cleaning,

screaming

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound igh

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words:

 high, night,

 light, fright,

bright, sight, might

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound oe

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: goes, doe, mangoes, potatoes, tomatoes, volcanoes

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

ew

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

chew, new, knew, flew, blew, few, crew, newt, screw, drew, grew, stew

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

Summer 1, Week 2 (WB 20.4.2020)
 

Monday 20

4.2020

Tuesday 21.4.2020

Wednesday 22.4.2020

Thursday 23.4.2020

Friday 24.4.2020

 

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound kn.

This is a new sound for most of you. Watch the recording of Miss Kemish on dojo for pointers.

 Can you write it in the air? On the

floor? On your grownups back? Read words: knee, 

knife

know

knight,

knitting,

knickers, kneecap

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

Use the words in a sentence to challenge yourself.

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ue

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: argue,

rescue,

statue,

value,

Tuesday,

due

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out! Use the words in a sentence to challenge yourself.

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

u-e

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

tune,

rude,

huge,

mule,

brute,

use,

June,

dude, accuse,

excuse

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

Use the words in a sentence to challenge yourself.

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound wh

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: when, wheat, whale, whittle, whack

which

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

use the words in a sentence to challenge yourself.

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

ir

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

girl, bird, third, whirl, twirl, dirt

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

Use the words in a sentence to challenge yourself.

Summer 1, Week 1 (WB 14.4.2020)
 

Monday 14.3

4.2020

Tuesday 15.4.2020

Wednesday 16.4.2020

Thursday 17.4.2020

Friday 18.4.2020

 

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound er

 Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: better, letter, over, never, weather, after, hamster, litter, proper, corner, supper 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ear

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: ear, hear, dear, fear, gear, near, rear, tear, year, spear

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

ie

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

pie, lie, tied, tries, fried, fries, magpie

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound ew

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: chew, new, knew, flew, blew, few, crew, newt, screw, drew, grew, stew

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

ire

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: 

fire,

hire,

wire,

spire,

bonfire,

inspire, conspire, 

empire 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you can't see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

 

Monday 23.3.2020

Tuesday 24.3.2020

Wednesday 25.3.2020

Thursday 26.3.2020

Friday 27.3.2020

Phonics

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound aw

 Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: yawn, dawn, saw, raw, law, straw, dawn, paw, crawl, jaw, claw

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound i-e

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: shine, white, fine,  hide, smile, nice, wide, like, mine, time

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound o-e

 

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: home, hope, rose, spoke, note, broke, stole, rope, those

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound a-e

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: make, shake, cake, name, same, game, save, brave, late, date

 

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

Go through Phase 2, 3 and 5 sound mats. Focus on sound

e-e

Can you write it in the air? On the floor? On your grownups back? Read words: eve, delete, complete, these, swede, theme, concrete, evening, compete

Have a go at writing these words – get your grown up to say them, and make sure you cant see them as you write them so you are sounding it out!

 

At the top of this page there are three sound mats with all the sounds we practise daily in class. Repetition is important for your child's memory to continue to hold these sounds in their head. Please get them to say these sounds out loud - they should be able to show you an action to go with the sound. If you're not sure how to pronounce a sound, or if you child  cannot remember the action, let me know and I will happily send you a video of me saying it to help.

 

If your child is after an active way to practise these sounds, you could write the ones they find tricky with chalk outside, or on different pieces of scrap paper. once these are spread around the floor, say one of the sounds and your child can run to that sound and jump on it, saying it themselves.

Can you read one set of these real and alien words each day? Where are the digraphs? Trigraphs? Split digraphs? if the words are too long, remember to split them into two parts so they are easier to sound out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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