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Phonics Guides

Phonics Guides

  • Phonics Phase 1 Guide
  • Phonics Phase 2 Guide
  • Phonics Phase 3 Guide
  • Tricky Guide
Phonics are a way of teaching reading and writing. Phonics connect the sounds we use in spoken language to the alphabet symbols we use in writing.
Read Aloud Book List

Read Aloud Book List

  • A Stone For Sasha by Aaron Becker
  • Alfie (series) by Shirley Hughes
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? by Eric Carle
  • Plus many more

This list is in no way sponsored.

Activity One - Exploring Phonic Sounds

Activity 1

Exploring Phonic Sounds
  • Letter Resources
  • Actions
  • Sorting
  • Odd One Out
  • Object Hunt
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs
  • LI/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;
Activity Two - Segmenting & Blending

Activity 2

Segmenting & Blending
  • Listening
  • Props
  • Using Actions
  • Stepping Stones
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs
  • LI/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;
  • LI/2.3 read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words
Activity Three - Magnetic Letters

Activity 3

Magnetic Letters
  • My Name
  • Upper & Lower Case
  • Letter Hunt
  • Sorting Letters
  • Letter Match
  • Word Families
  • Missing Vowel
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;
  • LI/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;
  • LI/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;
Activity Four - Developing Writing Skills

Activity 4

Developing Writing Skills
  • Trace The Letter
  • Write In Sand
  • Writing Opportunities
  • LI/3.1 write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed;
  • LI/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;
  • LI/3.3 write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others
Activity Five - Reading Activities

Activity 5

Reading Activities
  • Reading Aloud
  • Word Reading
  • Instruction Sentences
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;
  • LI/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;
  • LI/2.3 read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words
Activity Six - Story Telling

Activity 6

Story Telling
  • Draw A Story
  • Puppets
  • Role Play
  • Simple Sentences
  • LI/1.1 demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary;
  • LI/1.2 anticipate – where appropriate – key events in stories;
  • LI/1.3 use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems and during role-play
Phonics Guides
Phonics Guides

Included
  • Phonics Phase 1 Guide
  • Phonics Phase 2 Guide
  • Phonics Phase 3 Guide
  • Tricky Guide
Description

Phonics are a way of teaching reading and writing. Phonics connect the sounds we use in spoken language to the alphabet symbols we use in writing.

Downloads:
Activity One - Construction
Read Aloud Book List
Includes
  • A Stone For Sasha by Aaron Becker
  • Alfie (series) by Shirley Hughes
  • Brown Bear, Brown Bear, what do you see? by Eric Carle
  • Plus many more
Description

This list is in no way sponsored.

Download:
Activity One - Exploring Phonic Sounds
Activity 1
Exploring Phonic Sounds
Hands-On Activities:
  • Letter Resources
  • Actions
  • Sorting
  • Odd One Out
  • Object Hunt
Early Years Goals
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs
  • LI/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;
Downloads:
Activity Two - Segmenting & Blending
Activity 2
Segmenting & Blending
Hands-On Activities:
  • Listening
  • Props
  • Using Actions
  • Stepping Stones
Early Years Goals
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs
  • LI/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;
  • LI/2.3 read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words
Downloads:
Activity Three - Magnetic Letters
Activity 3
Magnetic Letters
Hands-On Activities:
  • My Name
  • Upper & Lower Case
  • Letter Hunt
  • Sorting Letters
  • Letter Match
  • Word Families
  • Missing Vowel
Early Years Goals
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;
  • LI/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;
  • LI/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;
Downloads:
Activity Four - Developing Writing Skills
Activity 4
Developing Writing Skills
Hands-On Activities:
  • Trace The Letter
  • Write In Sand
  • Writing Opportunities
Early Years Goals
  • LI/3.1 write recognisable letters, most of which are correctly formed;
  • LI/3.2 spell words by identifying sounds in them and representing the sounds with a letter or letters;
  • LI/3.3 write simple phrases and sentences that can be read by others
Downloads:
Activity Five - Reading Activities
Activity 5
Reading Activities
Hands-On Activities:
  • Reading Aloud
  • Word Reading
  • Instruction Sentences
Early Years Goals
  • LI/2.1 say a sound for each letter in the alphabet and at least 10 digraphs;
  • LI/2.2 read words consistent with their phonic knowledge by sound-blending;
  • LI/2.3 read aloud simple sentences and books that are consistent with their phonic knowledge, including some common exception words
Downloads:
Activity Six - Story Telling
Activity 6
Story Telling
Hands-On Activities:
  • Draw A Story
  • Puppets
  • Role Play
  • Simple Sentences
Early Years Goals
  • LI/1.1 demonstrate understanding of what has been read to them by retelling stories and narratives using their own words and recently introduced vocabulary;
  • LI/1.2 anticipate – where appropriate – key events in stories;
  • LI/1.3 use and understand recently introduced vocabulary during discussions about stories, non-fiction, rhymes and poems and during role-play
Downloads: