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Curriculum Relevance | Objectives | Game Overview
How To Use With Interactive Whiteboard | How to use only small number of Computers

Curriculum Relevance
En 1 Speaking and Listening 2f, 8b and 9c
En2 Reading 1c,4,6g
En3 Writing 9a,12




Game Overview
This is not a game as such, but a machine which contains a number of sentences that are examples of alliteration. Click on the handle and a sentence appears on the screen and is read out aloud. There is the option for the sentence to be played again or for a new sentence to be played. There are 12 sentences in total which come up in random order.


Whole class using interactive white board
  • Re-cap on the meaning of alliteration.
  • Get the children to take turns in clicking on the lever to change the sentence.
  • Listen to Sky say the sentence and then repeat the sentence together.
  • Talk about the sound the sentence makes and why and how that may affect the sentence structure and the sense e.g. the use of adjectives and adverbs to make the sentence longer and funnier. Does the sentence make sense?
  • Get the children to think up another sentence using the letter and character that’s been featured.

How to use with only a small number of computers
  • Print out the stand alone print out and do the first sentence together i.e. read it out and discuss it and then make up a sentence with the same letter (Mad Mary made marvellous mandarin milkshakes.)
  • Whether on the computers or using the print out, get the children to work in pairs and to take it in turns to read the printed space spin and then make up their own.
  • Encourage them to think of all the words they can that begin with that letter and then to pick out words that would make a sentence.
Suggested sentences
Mad Mary made mandarin milkshakes.
Charlie’s chum came camping carrying canned carrots.
Heike helped Hilary hold her horse.
Fatima fed five fat fishes.
Soneeta sailed slowly singing soothing shanty songs.
Tina took time to travel to the top.


TV Programmes:
Online Games: Penguin on Ice – Making sense and Making it interesting | Word Balloons
Radio: English Programme 2


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