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Sound Learning

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I have been teaching for 30 years. Ten of those years were as a headteacher in a primary school, and 15 as SENCo. I started off with a PhD in biochemistry and transferred to primary teaching. I have qualifications in SEN and in teaching dyslexic pupils. For the past 3 years I have been a learning support teacher in the Netherlands. What I offer here are resources that I wish I had at an earlier date. I hope they are useful.

I have been teaching for 30 years. Ten of those years were as a headteacher in a primary school, and 15 as SENCo. I started off with a PhD in biochemistry and transferred to primary teaching. I have qualifications in SEN and in teaching dyslexic pupils. For the past 3 years I have been a learning support teacher in the Netherlands. What I offer here are resources that I wish I had at an earlier date. I hope they are useful.
Year 1 Phonics Screening test 2019
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Year 1 Phonics Screening test 2019

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Powerpoint with all of the real and ‘alien’ words in the font used by the DfE. The ‘Aliens’’ pictures and the pronunciation guidance is also given.
Videos to teach the TH sound
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Videos to teach the TH sound

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A set of very visual calm Powerpoints to teach segmenting, blending, spelling and writing decodable words containing the TH digraph. Used for teaching in my own school - very well received.
Videos on the NG sound
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Videos on the NG sound

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Video 1 to learn the NN sound Video 2 to practise spellings Video 3 to learn to write the NG words in sentences
NG digraph
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NG digraph

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A set of three powerpoints to teach segmenting, blending, reading and spelling of words with the NG digraph.
A set or three PowerPoints to teach QU
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A set or three PowerPoints to teach QU

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Three PowerPoints on the QU digraph to teach The QU sound Spelling QU words Writing QU words in sentences All of the QU words are colourfully illustrated All of the other words used are decodable at this stage of Letters and Sounds
A set of 3 PowerPoints to teach OO
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A set of 3 PowerPoints to teach OO

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Three PowerPoints on the OO digraph to teach The OO sound Spelling OO words Writing OO words in sentences All of the OO words are colourfully illustrated All of the other words used are decodable at this stage of Letters and Sounds
The CH digraph
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The CH digraph

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A set of three PowerPoints to teach or revise the CH digraph #1 focuses on the sound #2 reinforces spelling and #3 gives practise of using the words in a sentence
Phase 2 Set 1 Letters and sounds
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Phase 2 Set 1 Letters and sounds

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Part 1 - helps children to link the sounds of the letters to pictures. Uses these sounds to make words and reinforces the words with pictures. Repetition and reinforcement help to promote reccall. Part 2 - Repetition of the letter sounds. The pictures are then shown and the children have a short time to write them down before they see them.
OU digraph Phase 5 Letters and sounds
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OU digraph Phase 5 Letters and sounds

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This is a set of 3 videos. The first video introduces the sounds and the OU words using sound buttons. The second video gives the pupil 10 seconds to spell an OU words after seeing a picture. The third video shows illustrated sentences and gives the pupil tie to memorise them before challenging them to write the same sentence in 30 seconds.
PowerPoints to teach the AU sound
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PowerPoints to teach the AU sound

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Three colourful powerpoints with decodable words from Letters and Sounds to teach the AU digraph. PPTs teach segmentin, blending, reading and writing of the AU sound plus holding a sentence in your head long enough to write it down. PPT 1 teaches the sound PPT 2 teaches the spelling PPT 3 teaches AU words in sentences
Phase 2 Set 4 L&S sounds and decodables
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Phase 2 Set 4 L&S sounds and decodables

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A set of 5 PowerPoints to teach the sounds in Phase 2 Set 4 Letters and Sounds Teach the sounds by linking them to an image Teach segmenting and blending Colourful and reinforcing
Number bonds to 5
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Number bonds to 5

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A PowerPoint file and video to teach number bonds to 5 Children use their fingers and sing along to a well-known tune. Auditory visual and kinesthetic learning helps to consolidate knowledge They first learn to count to 5 then experience number bonds to 5 using their fingers
Number bonds to 10
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Number bonds to 10

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A PowerPoint and video to teach counting to 10 and number bonds to 10 using the fingers. Children use their fingers and sing along to a well-known tune. Provides kinesthetic visual and auditory leaning