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Phonics

Monday 

Watch Miss Hordon’s video on Class Dojo Story and explore ‘ow’ sounds. Using the attached PowerPoint, can you read as many different words containing 'ow' as possible?

Next, can you find objects in your house that include the ‘ow’ sound? 

Make a list of the 'ow' objects you can find and send them to your teachers on Class Dojo.

You can also watch Geraldine the Giraffe (ow) on YouTube for further help and support with ow objects:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJtvjxBYg7I 

Tuesday

Using Phonics Play - Grab A Giggling Grapheme, can you practise all the digraphs we have taught so far - sh, ch, th, ng, ee, oo, oa, oi, ow. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/GrabAGigglingGrapheme.html

Then maybe your grown up could hide the digraph flashcards around your house for you to find! Ask your grown up to shout a digraph and to see how quick you can find it! 

 

Revise our new digraph that Miss Hordon showed us yesterday - ow. 

Can you write a sentence including the ‘ow’ sound? 

  • The cow is big. 

  • The queen has a crown.

  • We like to go to the shops in town. 

Can you think of your own sentence too?

Wednesday 

Recap Phase 2 and Phase 3 tricky words on Phonics Play - https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/TrickyWordTrucks.html

Afterwards, using phonics play, can you play Space Race (Phase 3): https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/SpaceRacePhase3.html 

Children have to listen to the word and write it down, if they spell all of the words correctly they help Obb and Bob meet again on their planet!

Thursday

Full Circle

To play this game children will need either a piece of paper and pencil, a whiteboard and whiteboard pen or any mark making material you fancy! The game Full Circle focuses on segmentation and sound identification. Below is a list of the words we will need for the game:

cow, bow, bee, beep, jeep, deep, chain, main, moon, moan, moat, mart, cart, car, cow

 

  • Step 1 - Say the first word, cow. Ask your child to segment the word and write it down at the top of their page or whiteboard.  Explain that they are going to keep changing letters to make lots of words and that when they make ‘cow’ again, they may call out Full Circle to signal the activity has ended. 
  • Step 2 - Ask them to segment the next word in the list, bow. Can they identify which letter needs to be changed? Ask them to write the word ‘bow’ underneath their first word.
  • Step 3 - Repeat with each word in the list until the first word comes round again and then say Full circle with the children.