A fun approach to helping children understand split digraphs. Includes illustrated slides, practical class activities and individual worksheets.
The activities use different methods to explain what a split digraph is and how to read and write them. Detailed guidance is also provided for teachers.
Activity 1 introduces the digraphs ‘ie’ and ‘oe’ and demonstrates how these can become split digraphs.
Activity 2 includes more challenging words and introduces a_e split digraphs
Activity 3 uses the ‘silent e’ approach by having children add an ‘e’ to words like ‘bit’ to become ‘bite’
Activity 4 challenges children to identify different types of split digraphs on worksheets
The main activity involves children taking it in turns to stand in line with other children and have a go at transforming words into split digraphs (the whole class can be involved with this).
A memorable lesson that helps children make sense of one of the trickier parts of phonics and spelling.
Beautifully illustrated with interesting and fun illustrations. This phonics frieze features only words that use phonemes taught to children at ages 4-6.
No apples, caterpillars, lions or other complicated words - just words featuring phonemes taught to children during their early schooling.
33 display sheets featuring phonics taught in the Foundation Stage
28 display sheets featuring advanced phonemes including split digraphs
Two A3 sized posters featuring all of the illustrations
Story Wizard Phonics: Vocabulary Builder for 4-6 year olds
supporting children to develop vocabulary and spoken grammar to reinforce their phonics learning
helping children to recognise the rhythms and patterns of spoken language
providing the foundation for children to develop additional strategies to support reading and writing
Story dice with illustrations for subjects and topics
Word selection sheets featuring the most common words in the English language and exception words commonly taught in the Foundation Stage
Word cards using the phonemes taught to children in the Foundation Stage
children with English as a second language
small group work (or one on one)
extension activities for developing vocabulary and spoken grammar
Children that understand spoken language are better able to draw upon their understanding to support reading and writing strategies including phonics.
Studies show that children most effectively develop their spoken language skills from speech directed specifically at them.
This resource stimulates ideas for spoken sentences and short stories. It includes illustrations for subject and topic ideas and word selection sheets featuring the most common words in the English language.
The activity involves an adult and a small group of children making up and developing sentences. The emphasis is not only on introducing new words but modelling how words work within sentences.
Sets of illustrated cards are included featuring words with phonemes introduced at the Foundation Stage.
Provided as four different activity workbooks. Alternatively print them all off for children to select sheets at random.
Includes the following phonemes:
/eɪ/ (ai as in rain, ay as in play)
/iː/ (ee as in feed, ea as in heat)
/aɪ/ (igh as in high, y as in try)
/əʊ/ (ow as in slow, oa as in boat)
/uː/ (oo as in loop, ew as in blew)
/ɔɪ/ (oi as in coin, oy as in toy)
/aʊ/ (ow as in cow, ou as in foul)
/əː/ (stressed er as in herb)
/ə/ (unstressed er as in over) (also known as the schwa or lazy vowel)
Perfect for consolidating learning and revision.
180 pages of activities (in four different sets)
Trace the sound and trace different words with each sound
Make a phonic dice and then race to see which word wins
Have a go at forming words from the phonemes in the boxes
Identify different sounds by using different colours
Count the magic stars with each sound and see who has the most
Add the correct word to sentences
Think of your own words for each sound and write them down
See how many words you can find for each sound in a word search
Cut out the words and arrange them in the correct columns
Draw a picture for each word
Includes the Word Wizards and Word Witches with some of their magical friends.