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Word Wizard Phonics Advanced Set 8: Trigraphs ire.ear.ure
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Word Wizard Phonics Advanced Set 8: Trigraphs ire.ear.ure

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Introducing vowel trigraphs ‘ire’, ‘ear’ and ‘ure’ To become a Word Wizard you need to learn magic spells! The Word Wizard Phonics & Handwriting schemes are designed for teachers, tutors and parents to use without needing specialist training. Free planning examples can be found at thinky.xyz Features of the phonics scheme include: exploring letter shapes exploring letter sounds building spoken vocabulary and grammar continuous progressive consolidation The Advanced Sets build upon children’s knowledge of basic phonics and introduce additional ways of spelling. These are typically taught to children after they have learned their basic consonants and short vowels and have learned to write their lowercase letters (details of relevant resources for these earlier stages are listed at the bottom). Every letter shape has been deconstructed for children to trace with their Word Wands (or magic pointing fingers). Each new letter is placed into a word alongside letters that children have previously learned. This ensures children are continuously consolidating their learning and helps them understand the relationship between letters and words. Each new word includes a symbol and a definition to help prompt discussions about how words can be used in spoken language. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar in this way helps ensure they can use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Children can develop their fine motor skills by cutting and pasting letters into words with the Word Maker sheets and they can work with friends to create Word Lines and better understand how letters form words. Included in this resource: Explore sounds with mouth shapes Variations of letter shapes for print and handwriting Examples of words that can be made using phonemes that have been previously taught Discussion prompts about using words in spoken sentences Sentence Line activity Letter Sound and Shape sheets Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets ~~~~ Other Resources ~~~~ Word Wizard Phonics Expected Sets: Introducing consonants, short vowels and some long vowels Phonics Consolidation 1-6: Extended consolidation for basic phonemes Phonics Consolidation 7-10: Extended consolidation for basic phonemes Phonics Monitoring & Assessment: including individual and class tracking
Handwriting Fine Motor Monitoring Sheets
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Handwriting Fine Motor Monitoring Sheets

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Introducing & Monitoring Fine Motor Pencil Skills Use the five different sheets to introduce children to basic writing shapes. The sheets can be revisited at a later stage to monitor children’s progress. Useful as an initial introduction to pencil skills for all children and for additional support and interventions. The shapes used are taken from the Word Wizard handwriting schemes which break every written letter into simplified shapes that can later be combined to write letters.
Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 7: qu.x.nk.ng
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Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 7: qu.x.nk.ng

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Introducing consonant blends: qu.nk and the phonemes: x.ng To become a Word Wizard you need to learn magic spells! The Word Wizard Phonics & Handwriting schemes are designed for teachers, tutors and parents to use without needing specialist training. Free planning examples can be found at thinky.xyz Features of the phonics scheme include: exploring letter shapes exploring letter sounds building spoken vocabulary and grammar continuous progressive consolidation Every letter shape has been deconstructed for children to trace with their Word Wands (or magic pointing fingers). Each new letter is placed into a word alongside letters that children have previously learned. This ensures children are continuously consolidating their learning and helps them understand the relationship between letters and words. Each new word includes a symbol and a definition to help prompt discussions about how words can be used in spoken language. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar in this way helps ensure they can use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Children can develop their fine motor skills by cutting and pasting letters into words with the Word Maker sheets and they can work with friends to create Word Lines and better understand how letters form words. Included in this resource: Explore sounds with mouth shapes Breakdown of the letter shapes Variations of letter shapes for print and handwriting Examples of words that can be made using phonemes that have been previously taught Discussion prompts about using words in spoken sentences Word Line activity Letter Sound and Shape sheets Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets This is Set 7 of the Expected Level and would normally be used with children at the beginning stages of learning to read. The scheme is designed to complement the Word Wizard Handwriting schemes (available in cursive, lowercase print and uppercase). Additional phonics resources are available for the Advanced stages and consolidation.
Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 1: a.m.t.s.d
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Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 1: a.m.t.s.d

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Introducing Phonemes a.m.t.s.d To become a Word Wizard you need to learn magic spells! The Word Wizard Phonics & Handwriting schemes are designed for teachers, tutors and parents to use without needing specialist training. Free planning examples can be found at thinky.xyz Features of the phonics scheme include: exploring letter shapes exploring letter sounds building spoken vocabulary and grammar continuous progressive consolidation Every letter shape has been deconstructed for children to trace with their Word Wands (or magic pointing fingers). Each new letter is placed into a word alongside letters that children have previously learned. This ensures children are continuously consolidating their learning and helps them understand the relationship between letters and words. Each new word includes a symbol and a definition to help prompt discussions about how words can be used in spoken language. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar in this way helps ensure they can use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Children can develop their fine motor skills by cutting and pasting letters into words with the Word Maker sheets and they can work with friends to create Word Lines and better understand how letters form words. Included in this resource: Explore sounds with mouth shapes Breakdown of the letter shapes Variations of letter shapes for print and handwriting Examples of words that can be made using phonemes that have been previously taught Discussion prompts about using words in spoken sentences Word Line activity Letter Sound and Shape sheets Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets This is Set 1 of the Expected Level and would normally be used with children at the beginning stages of learning to read. The scheme is designed to complement the Word Wizard Handwriting schemes (available in cursive, lowercase print and uppercase). Additional phonics resources are available for the Advanced stages and consolidation.
Phonics Word Tree
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Phonics Word Tree

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This free phonics display sheet features the 100 most frequently used English language words including phonetic words and exception words. The Word Tree is taken from the ‘Speaks Write’ book which includes a Phonics Dictionary. Part of the Word Wizard Phonics resources.
Handwriting Lettering Guides
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Handwriting Lettering Guides

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Lettering guides for each of the Word Wizard handwriting schemes including cursive, lowercase print, uppercase and numbers. The cursive scheme includes variations for some letters so that you can use whichever best suits your needs.
Word Wizard Handwriting Boost Sheets
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Word Wizard Handwriting Boost Sheets

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Boost handwriting with these simple to use handwriting sheets featuring animated paths of motion for every letter. Ideal for consolidation for after children have first learned their letters and perfect for a refresher after the school holidays. Includes: lowercase letters UPPERCASE letters numbers Each sheet features: deconstructed letter shapes combined shapes into letter forms mouth shape for the letter sound printed version of the letter tracing letters tracing phonetic words Word Wizard Writing uses a handwritten style rather than computer generated letters to help children develop a natural, fluid style of handwriting. When viewed as slides each worksheet features an animated version of the letter. Letters are ordered into five subsets. Select the relevant slides for each set and copy them into a new file to send to parents and/or print them off for children to put into their person writing workbooks. Note that a cursive version of the boost sheets is available here.
Uppercase Letter Descriptions & Numbers
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Uppercase Letter Descriptions & Numbers

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Includes slides and display sheets featuring descriptions for the letter shapes for each letter in the Word Wizard Uppercase handwriting scheme including all capital letters and numbers 0-9.
Pencil Grip Control & Strengthening
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Pencil Grip Control & Strengthening

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Make a Word Wand and learn the Magic Grip position to master the pencil grip. Develop grip strength and technique with vertical tracing activities. Follow the animated shapes with your Word Wand. Make a smaller wand to play Leaping Lizards and to help your Wizard find their way home. Test pencil control with the pencil control sheets.
Word Wizard Handwriting Boost Sheets Cursive Edition
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Word Wizard Handwriting Boost Sheets Cursive Edition

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Boost handwriting with these simple to use handwriting sheets featuring animated paths of motion for every letter. Ideal for consolidation for after children have first learned their letters and perfect for a refresher after the school holidays. Includes: cursive letters UPPERCASE letters numbers Each sheet features: deconstructed letter shapes combined shapes into letter forms mouth shape for the letter sound printed version of the letter tracing letters tracing phonetic words Word Wizard Writing uses a handwritten style rather than computer generated letters to help children develop a natural, fluid style of handwriting. When viewed as slides each worksheet features an animated version of the letter. Letters are ordered into five subsets. Select the relevant slides for each set and copy them into a new file to send to parents and/or print them off for children to put into their person writing workbooks. Note a lowercase print version of the boost sheets is available here.
Word Wizard Phonics Consolidation Boost Pack 1
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Word Wizard Phonics Consolidation Boost Pack 1

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Use the Boost Pack to consolidate children’s phonics learning for the following phonemes: a.m.t.s.d i.n.o.p.g c.k.u.b.ck e.f.l.h.sh r.j.v.y.w th.z.ch Each phoneme in each word includes a sound symbol to help children identify whether a sound is short or stretched. Each word includes a description and an illustration. Use these to discuss how the words can be used in spoken sentences. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar is critical for them to use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Use the Word Line activity for children to take it in turns to work together and place letters into the order of words. You can do lots of variations with this activity including racing to see how quickly children can get into correct orders. Help children develop their fine motor and writing skills with the Word Maker sheets on which they can cut out letters and stick them into words before having a go at writing. The Boost Pack can be used alongside the Monitoring & Progress Pack to check on children’s overall progress. The initial teaching activities for the phonemes covered in this Boost Pack can be found in these resources: Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 1: a.m.t.s.d Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 2: i.n.o.p.g Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 3: c.k.u.b.ck Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 4: e.f.l.h.sh Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 5: r.j.v.y.w Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 6: th.z.ch Extended consolidation activities are available here: Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation for New Readers 1–6
Stage 1 Story Writer: An Introduction to Handwriting
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Stage 1 Story Writer: An Introduction to Handwriting

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Stage 1 Story Writer is a pre-writing writing activity! It’s intended to be used BEFORE children begin to develop their formal handwriting skills and shortly after they have started learning to read. The activity involves children having a go at writing sentences as part of an overall story. They are not ‘taught’ to write but are instead asked to dive straight in and just give it a go. The aim is to focus on handwriting as an enjoyable activity while providing a baseline for children’s writing skills. When the story has been completed children will be able to see the progress they have made having received only minimal guidance. This helps them to recognise how their skills develop and equips them with confidence prior to beginning their structured handwriting lessons. Children can return to the characters in the story towards the end of the school year with the Stage 2 Story Writer activity which can be used to demonstrate the progress children have made across the school year. Both resources provide a lasting memento for teachers (and children) and lots of evidence for teachers. Guidance and examples for this resource is available here.
Phonics Workbook - First Phonemes
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Phonics Workbook - First Phonemes

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Trace and colour the letter shapes Fun activity featuring all of the consonant and short vowel phonemes taught to children at the Expected level for the Foundation Stage. 32 pages that can be collated as a personal workbook. Includes the following phonemes: a.m.t.s.d i.n.o.p.g c.k.u.b.ck e.f.l.h.sh r.j.v.y.w th.z.ch qu.x.nk.ng
Word Wizard Phonics Consolidation Boost Pack 2
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Word Wizard Phonics Consolidation Boost Pack 2

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Use the Boost Pack to consolidate children’s phonics learning for the following phonemes: x.ng consonant blends: qu.nk vowel digraphs: ay as in play ee as in tree ow as in snow oo as in look ar as in car or as in horn ir as in stir ou as in out oy as in joy vowel trigraphs: igh as in high air as in hair Each phoneme in each word includes a sound symbol to help children identify whether a sound is short or stretched. Each word includes a description and an illustration. Use these to discuss how the words can be used in spoken sentences. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar is critical for them to use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Use the Word Line activity for children to take it in turns to work together and place letters into the order of words. You can do lots of variations with this activity including racing to see how quickly children can get into correct orders. Help children develop their fine motor and writing skills with the Word Maker sheets on which they can cut out letters and stick them into words before having a go at writing. The Boost Pack can be used alongside the Monitoring & Progress Pack to check on children’s overall progress. The initial teaching activities for the phonemes covered in this Boost Pack can be found in these resources: Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 7: qu.x.nk.ng Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 8: Vowels ay.ee Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 9: Vowels igh.ow Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 10: Vowels oo.ar Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 11: Vowels or.air.ir Word Wizard Phonics Expected Set 12: Vowels ou.oy Extended consolidation activities are available here: Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation for New Readers Sets 7–10
Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation for New Readers Sets 7–10
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Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation for New Readers Sets 7–10

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Phonics consolidation activities for new readers. This set includes four weeks of consolidation activities and introduces 60 new words that use phonemes that children learned at the beginning stages of phonics. It also introduces children to sentences with basic punctuation via the Sentence Line activity. Each new word includes a symbol and a definition to help prompt discussions about how words can be used in spoken language. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar in this way helps ensure they can use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Children can develop their fine motor skills by cutting and pasting letters into words with the Word Maker sheets and they can work with friends to create Word Lines and better understand how letters form words. Included in this resource: Examples of words that can be made using phonemes that have been previously taught Discussion prompts about using words in spoken sentences Sentence Line activities Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets ~~~~ Other Resources ~~~~ Word Wizard Phonics Expected Sets: Introducing consonants, short vowels and some long vowels Phonics Consolidation 1-6: Extended consolidation for basic phonemes Phonics Boost Pack 2: initial consolidation activities, ideal for children to use while you update your monitoring & assessment Phonics Monitoring & Assessment: including individual and class tracking
Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation for New Readers (Sets 1-6)
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Word Wizard Phonics Extended Consolidation for New Readers (Sets 1-6)

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Phonics consolidation activities for new readers. This set includes six weeks of activities and introduces 90 new words featuring phonemes that children learned at the beginning stages of phonics. Each new word includes a symbol and a definition to help prompt discussions about how words can be used in spoken language. Supporting children to develop their spoken vocabulary and grammar in this way helps ensure they can use phonics as an effective reading strategy. Children can develop their fine motor skills by cutting and pasting letters into words with the Word Maker sheets and they can work with friends to create Word Lines and better understand how letters form words. Included in this resource: Examples of words that can be made using phonemes that have been previously taught Discussion prompts about using words in spoken sentences Word Line activities Flashcards with sound symbols Word Maker sheets ~~~~ Other Resources ~~~~ Word Wizard Phonics Expected Sets: Introducing consonants, short vowels and some long vowels Phonics Consolidation 7-10: Extended consolidation for basic phonemes Phonics Boost Pack 1: initial consolidation activities, ideal for children to use while you update your monitoring & assessment Phonics Monitoring & Assessment: including individual and class tracking
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 Word Wizard Lowercase handwriting 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 Word Wizard Cursive handwriting scheme. Letter variations are provided for letters ‘b’, ‘f’, ‘o’, ‘q’, ‘r’, and ‘w’ (use whichever suits your preferred style).
Stage 2 Story Writer: A sentence writing and reading activity
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Stage 2 Story Writer: A sentence writing and reading activity

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Stage 2 Story Writer is a sentence-writing activity based on the story of a duck that lost its quack. It is intended for children after they have learned to write their lowercase letters and after they have started to learn to read with phonics. The activity involves children having a go at writing sentences in different ways including copying and ‘listen & write’ as well as a piece of independent writing. The additional Story Line activity can be used to learn about the structure of a sentence including basic punctuation. The writing activity covers all the letters and sounds that children are expected to learn at the Foundation Stage. A teacher assessment is provided that can be used by teachers to monitor children’s writing and reading progress. Guidance and examples for this resource is available here.
Word Wizard Reading Guide for Parents
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Word Wizard Reading Guide for Parents

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Reading Together with your Child Print this guide double-sided and then fold it and fold again to create a short guide packed with tips to help parents support their child’s reading development at home. ~~~~ Other Resources ~~~~ Word Wizard Phonics Expected Sets: Introducing consonants, short vowels and some long vowels