Includes - vowel digraphs ie, oe and ue, split digraphs a_e, i_e, o_e, e_e, u_e, /ai/ and /ee/ spelling alternatives.
This pack contains interactive teaching tools from TES Phonics, introducing long vowel sound spelling alternatives - introducing split digraphs and spelling alternatives for /ai/ and /ee/ sounds, as covered in Phase 5 of Letters and Sounds. Also provided are resource packs for use in class or at home. These are organised as a series of skills that progress children through the TES phonics programme, which follows the order of Letters and Sounds.
This is a summary of the interactives available (all can be launched from the downloads list of this resource):
Reading book: Book 9 Stone Jumps
A lively story ideal for assessing the level of reading achieved through this module. In this story, the ninjas enter a cave and meet a small, friendly dragon who needs some help.
Interactive Teaching tools:
Flash Cards - Daily flash cards for introducing new GPCs and the words that use them.
Phoneme Cards - Hide and show cards showing the GPC make-up of each word - with audio.
Segmenter - Break words apart phonetically to demonstrate spelling.
Interactive practice games: (these break words up into phonic blocks)
Phonic Picker Game - Choose the missing phoneme to complete the word.
Phonic Jumbler Game - The GPCs are mixed up ... drag them into order to make the word.
Also in this pack are early grammar skills that will widen the range of sentences that children can read. Interactive flash cards are provided for these:
> Suffix -ed
> Irregular verbs
A simple interactive SMART file where children can sound out a word with middle phoneme 'o', before dragging the 'magic e' and making a new word. Erase the white blob to find a picture to match the word. Phonic frame included on the last slide to practise segmenting and blending other o-e words.
A short example of the plans I use for phonics
This one is one I gave to TAs as a booster for split vowel digraphs prior to the screening in small groups.
Full phase 5 plans and intervention plans available in my resources
Several pages of useful connectives for VCOP display. I’ve used these in both year 5/6 and year 3/4 classes. A range of connectives are listed under headings: time, listing, argument, adding detail and result. Captain Connective (very muscly) gives the children a message: Make your writing powerful - use connectives! (Captain C was downloaded from a kind contributor on here.) Topics also included: word work; high frequency.
A game for 2 children to ‘up-level’ boring sentences using VCOP (vocabulary, connectives, openers and punctuation). Nothing amazingly new, but it is in a format so that a pair of children can work on it independently, including reading the instructions. Topics also include: sentence structure and punctuation.
All the KS2 objectives for Oracy, Literacy and Intercultural Understanding on one sheet (to summarise one pupil’s learning) across the whole of KS2. (Someone else has uploaded a class list to assess a whole class against the year 3 objectives - this might be more useful for some.) I intend to trial using this and a levels assessment sheet (downloaded from here) to see which is more useful.
Smart board file for teaching how to use inverse operation to check a calculation. For year 3/4. Offered as a starting point for your own lessons - probably worth editing the numbers used to suit your class. Last page refers to published worksheet, but this could be deleted or edited to your own worksheet.
A Full scheme of work covering writing objectives using various of Roald Dahl's works (including Matilda and The BFG). It is easy to differentiate for KS 2 (7-11 year olds) and KS3 (11-14 year olds)and contains many worksheets for activities including vocabulary and punctuation use as well as descriptive and creative writing techniques.
64 fun and engaging topics on which to base short/extended writing activities. Adapted from 642 Things to Write About (Young Writer's Edition), this resource comes complete with inspirational picture 'hooks' to really stimulate writing.
- Appropriate for use at KS1/2/3/4
- Ideal for literacy starters
- Easily differentiated
- Incredibly open-ended
- Thought provoking and challenging
- Sparks creativity and technical writing skills
- Perfectly adaptable (videos, role play, etc.)