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Who Am I?
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Who Am I?

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Use this activity to help students reflect on the things that make them the person they are including clothes they wear, food they like, interests they have and their hopes, dreams and fears. This can help writers to find ideas and inspiration for their stories based on their personal experiences. This resource is provided to schools that create story books with STORIES4SCHOOLS but can also be adapted and used for other school projects. Details about STORIES4SCHOOLS including other available resources can be found here.
Phonics Sound Symbols
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Phonics Sound Symbols

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Sound symbols are used in the Word Wizard Phonics scheme to indicate the rhythm of the sounds in words. This guide explains what the symbols mean and how they can be used when teaching phonics. Resources for the Word Wizard Phonics scheme are available here. Free examples, planning and guidance can be found here.
Phonics Refresher Vowels 4: ou, ow, oo, ew
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Phonics Refresher Vowels 4: ou, ow, oo, ew

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Vowel Revision/Refresher Activities Ideal revision for children that have completed the Advanced levels at the Foundation Stage and as a refresher for children at the beginning of Year 1/Grade 1. 45 activity pages to revise or refresh the following vowel sounds: ou as in out ow as in now oo as in moon ew as in grew Activity pages can be compiled as an individual workbook (perfect for sending home) or print them off for children to select sheets at random to have a go at in the classroom. Activities include: Trace the sounds and words with the sound Find words with the sound in the word search puzzles How many words can you make using the letters in the spell maker? Use crayons to identify different sounds on the Rainbow sheets Make a word dice and then see which word comes first with the Wizard’s Word Race How many words can you think of with each vowel sound? Draw a picture to match the word Put the words into the relevant magic pot Cut out the words and sort them into the appropriate columns Complete the sentences with the correct word Also includes a Spelling Wizard certificate
Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 6: th.z.ch
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Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 6: th.z.ch

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Introducing Phonemes th.z.ch This is Set 6 of the expected level for the Foundation Stage. Includes: Exploration of the sounds including mouth shapes Breakdown of the letter shapes Variations of letter shapes for print and handwriting Examples of words that can be made using only phonemes that have been previously taught Discussion prompts about using those words in spoken sentences Word Line activity Letter Sound and Shape sheets for interventions and support Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets Guidance and example planning for using this resource is here.
Lowercase Letter Descriptions
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Lowercase Letter Descriptions

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Includes slides and display sheets featuring descriptions for the letter shapes for each letter in the Magic Shapes Lowercase handwriting scheme. Note that if you have ordered the Magic Shapes Lowercase scheme you don’t need to order this resource as it is included with the scheme.
Cursive Letter Descriptions
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Cursive Letter Descriptions

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Includes slides and display sheets featuring descriptions for the letter shapes for each letter in the Magic Shapes Cursive handwriting scheme. Letter variations are provided for letters ‘b’, ‘f’, ‘o’, ‘q’, ‘r’, and ‘w’ (use whichever suits your preferred style). Note that if you have ordered the Magic Shapes Cursive scheme you don’t need to order this resource as it is included with the scheme.
My Environment
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My Environment

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With this activity students explore where they live and the things that surround them and how they look, sound and feel. This can help writers to find ideas and inspiration for their stories based on their personal experiences. This resource is provided to schools that create story books with STORIES4SCHOOLS but can also be adapted and used for other school projects. Details about STORIES4SCHOOLS including other available resources can be found here.
What is the Story?
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What is the Story?

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Includes tips for the going through the writing process and a creative writing challenge along with a display poster to help writers firm up their finished story. This resource is provided to schools that create story books with STORIES4SCHOOLS but can also be adapted and used for other school projects. Details about STORIES4SCHOOLS including other available resources can be found here.
Drawing Emotions
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Drawing Emotions

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Display poster with ideas for drawing emotions on characters. This resource is provided to schools that create story books with STORIES4SCHOOLS but can also be adapted and used for other school projects. Details about STORIES4SCHOOLS including other available resources can be found here.
Spelling and Phonics Guide for Teachers and Parents
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Spelling and Phonics Guide for Teachers and Parents

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An English Guide to Spelling Guidance for teachers, teaching assistants, parents and tutors. This guide will help you understand some of the challenges of English spelling conventions along with practical guidance to stimulate an interest and understanding in the teaching of phonics and spelling. Includes a written guide and over 60 slides. Ideal for staff training and inset days. Can be split into sections and used to introduce phonics techniques to parents including an example phonics lesson using the Word Wizard Phonics scheme. Includes: Introduction to phonics and the International Phonetic Alphabet Characteristics of English Phonics and Spelling Glossary History of the Alphabet History of English Spelling Phonemes Charts The Schwa Phonics Pronunciation Guide including mouth shapes Features of English Using sound symbols For phonics and spelling resources see the Word Wizard Phonics scheme.
Phonics Vocabulary Builder
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Phonics Vocabulary Builder

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Developing children’s spoken vocabulary & grammar Children cannot effectively learn phonics unless they can draw upon their understanding of spoken language. This resource includes multiple activities to prompt sentences and short story ideas to help children develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar. Direct speech from an adult to a child is the most effective method of helping a child develop their spoken language skills. The activities in this resource are based on interaction between adults and children to facilitate direct speech with children. These activities are particularly valuable as children begin to learn phonics and are equally useful at school and at home. Featured words include high frequency words taught at the Foundation Stage and words featuring phonemes at the beginning stages of phonics programmes.
Phonics Monitoring & Progress Pack
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Phonics Monitoring & Progress Pack

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Monitoring Children’s Phonics Progress Progress & Monitoring sheets for establishing a baseline assessment and then monitoring progress periodically. Phonemes and words are ordered according to the suggested planning for Word Wizard Phonics scheme and include assessment for the Expected and Advanced levels at the Foundation Stage including Exception Words. Can be easily adapted for most phonics schemes. Includes: Read Sheet: Every phoneme and word on a single sheet Flashcards for all assessment phonemes and words Child Progress Sheet Class Tracking Sheets Personal writing book Personal Progress Record Free guidance for using this resource is available here.
Phonics Refresher Vowels 2: igh, ie, ow, oa
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Phonics Refresher Vowels 2: igh, ie, ow, oa

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Vowel Revision/Refresher Activities Ideal revision for children that have completed the Advanced levels at the Foundation Stage and as a refresher for children at the beginning of Year 1/Grade 1. 40 activity pages to revise or refresh the following vowel sounds: igh as in high ie as in pie ow as in snow oa as in coat Activity pages can be compiled as an individual workbook (perfect for sending home) or print them off for children to select sheets at random to have a go at in the classroom. Activities include: Trace the sounds and words with the sound Find words with the sound in the word search puzzles How many words can you make using the letters in the spell maker? Use crayons to identify different sounds on the Rainbow sheets Make a word dice and then see which word comes first with the Wizard’s Word Race How many words can you think of with each vowel sound? Draw a picture to match the word Put the words into the relevant magic pot Cut out the words and sort them into the appropriate columns Complete the sentences with the correct word Also includes a Spelling Wizard certificate
Phonics Refresher Vowels 5: air, are, ir, ur
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Phonics Refresher Vowels 5: air, are, ir, ur

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Vowel Revision/Refresher Activities Ideal revision for children that have completed the Advanced levels at the Foundation Stage and as a refresher for children at the beginning of Year 1/Grade 1. 40 activity pages to revise or refresh the following vowel sounds: air as in hair are as in care ir as in stir ur as in burn Activity pages can be compiled as an individual workbook (perfect for sending home) or print them off for children to select sheets at random to have a go at in the classroom. Activities include: Trace the sounds and words with the sound Find words with the sound in the word search puzzles How many words can you make using the letters in the spell maker? Use crayons to identify different sounds on the Rainbow sheets Make a word dice and then see which word comes first with the Wizard’s Word Race How many words can you think of with each vowel sound? Draw a picture to match the word Put the words into the relevant magic pot Cut out the words and sort them into the appropriate columns Complete the sentences with the correct word Also includes a Spelling Wizard certificate
Word Wizard Phonics Boost Pack 2
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Word Wizard Phonics Boost Pack 2

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Initial consolidation for the Expected Level The Boost Pack provides an initial consolidation for the letters and sounds children have been introduced to during the first twelve weeks of phonics with Word Wizard Phonics Expected Sets 1–12. Each set includes: New words that can be made using only the phonemes that have been taught in Expected Sets 1–12 Discussion prompts about using those words in spoken sentences Word Line activity Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets Guidance and example planning for the resources in this set is here.
Phonics Refresher Vowels 1: ay, ai, ee, ea
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Phonics Refresher Vowels 1: ay, ai, ee, ea

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Vowel Revision/Refresher Activities Ideal revision for children that have completed the Advanced levels at the Foundation Stage and as a refresher for children at the beginning of Year 1/Grade 1. 45 activity pages to revise or refresh the following vowel sounds: ay as in play ai as in rain ee as in tree ea as in leaf Activity pages can be compiled as an individual workbook (perfect for sending home) or print them off for children to select sheets at random to have a go at in the classroom. Activities include: Trace the sounds and words with the sound Find words with the sound in the word search puzzles How many words can you make using the letters in the spell maker? Use crayons to identify different sounds on the Rainbow sheets Make a word dice and then see which word comes first with the Wizard’s Word Race How many words can you think of with each vowel sound? Draw a picture to match the word Put the words into the relevant magic pot Cut out the words and sort them into the appropriate columns Complete the sentences with the correct word Also includes a Spelling Wizard certificate
Phonics Refresher Vowels 3: or, aw, oy, oi
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Phonics Refresher Vowels 3: or, aw, oy, oi

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Vowel Revision/Refresher Activities Ideal revision for children that have completed the Advanced levels at the Foundation Stage and as a refresher for children at the beginning of Year 1/Grade 1. 41 activity pages to revise or refresh the following vowel sounds: or as in horn aw as in saw oy as in joy oi as in coin Activity pages can be compiled as an individual workbook* (perfect for sending home)* or print them off for children to select sheets at random to have a go at in the classroom. Activities include: Trace the sounds and words with the sound Find words with the sound in the word search puzzles How many words can you make using the letters in the spell maker? Use crayons to identify different sounds on the Rainbow sheets Make a word dice and then see which word comes first with the Wizard’s Word Race How many words can you think of with each vowel sound? Draw a picture to match the word Put the words into the relevant magic pot Cut out the words and sort them into the appropriate columns Complete the sentences with the correct word Also includes a Spelling Wizard certificate
Word Wizard Phonics Phonics Boost Pack 1
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Word Wizard Phonics Phonics Boost Pack 1

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Initial consolidation for the Expected Level The Boost Pack provides an initial consolidation for the letters and sounds children have been introduced to during the first six weeks of phonics with Word Wizard Phonics Expected Sets 1–6. Each set includes: New words that can be made using only the phonemes that have been taught in Expected Sets 1–6 Discussion prompts about using those words in spoken sentences Word Line activity Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets Guidance and example planning for the resources in this set is here.
Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation 7–10
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Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation 7–10

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Extended consolidation for the Expected Level for the Foundation Stage. This is the final four sets of extended consolidation activities for the letters and sounds taught to children at the Expected Level for the Foundation Stage with the Word Wizard Phonics scheme. This set includes four weeks of activities and introduces 60 new words. It also introduces children to sentences with basic punctuation via the Sentence Line activity. Each set includes: New words that can be made using only the phonemes that have been taught in Expected Sets 1–12 Discussion prompts about using those words in spoken sentences Sentence Line activities Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets Guidance and example planning for the consolidation stage is here.
Phonics Exception & High Frequency Words
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Phonics Exception & High Frequency Words

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Exception & High Frequency Words for the Foundation Stage Includes 37 Exception and High Frequency words. The words have been ordered to ensure they are introduced at times that enable you to build upon children’s existing phonics knowledge (for example learning ‘as’ after children have learned the letters ‘a’ and ’s’ and learning ‘the’ after they have been introduced to the ‘th’ digraph). Planning details are available for free here. This allows you to use the unusual sounds and spellings in exception words as a point of interest while also consolidating children’s prior learning. Each set includes: Word Slides including discussion prompts about using the words in spoken sentences Word Line activities Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets Guidance and example planning for the resources in this set is here.