Thursday, 21 August 2014

Phonics lesson 5

Learning objective: 

To read/write grapheme/phoneme /i/ and blend simple vc and cvc words


Play clap rap - 'Clap clap turn around, I'll show you a letter and you'll tell me its sound'
Get the children to clap with you and to actually turn around. Show them the letter, can they tell you the sound?
'Clap clap think and frown, I'll tell you a letter and you'll write it down'
Give each child a whiteboard for this so that they can write the 3 letters they have learnt so far. (I do believe it is important to have the same emphasis on reading as well as writing. We often end up with children who can read better than they can write).


Teach /i/ using the flash card and objects beginning with the /p/ sound. Emphasis the iiiii sound before saying the name of the objects. This is iiiiink, This is an iiiiigloo  etc. Please click here for a set of phase 2 grapheme cards.
Use the Jolly phonics action.  Pretend to be a mouse by wriggling fingers at end of nose and squeak i, i, i.

All the children to do the action and say the sound. Make sure each child is saying the sound correctly.

Skywrite the letter /i/ and make sure child is making the /i/ shape correctly. You could also get children to sit in a circle and write the sound on each other's back so they can really feel it.

Click here to download a little booklet for letter formation.


Demonstrate blending letters to make words by using a magnetic board and the 5 letters learned so far
/s/ /a/ /t//p/i
at, as, sat, pat, tap, tip, it, in, sip, pit, sit
  Children to sound talk the letters with you and blend into the word. Start off slow and read faster and faster.

Sound talk the words to the children without the letters and see if they can tell you what the word is.

Give each child a magnetic board with the following 5 letters - s,a,t,p,i and repeat the above words. The children have to try and make the words with their magnetic letters. If the children are struggling then just do the vc words and model first.


Demonstrate how to write the /i/ grapheme on a whiteboard. Children to make /i/ bracelets with strips of card. See here. They must write and say the sound over and over. Tape the bracelet to the child's hand and ask the child to keep reminding themselves of the sound during the day. Keep asking children what their sound is. Send a quick note home to parents before beginning these sessions asking them to recap the sound with their child at home.

Send Home:

A list of words to practice with a parent. The aim being fast blending to automacy.

Please click here for the list of words.

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