Key stage 1
To identify sounds within words.
En2, 1a, 1b, 1e, 1f, 1h, 1j.
- Online activities: Race to the Lighthouse game, Deep Sea Phonics game, First Sounds and End Sounds game, Write a Postcard game and Starship Word Jumbler game.
- Video clip: Learning Zone Class Clips - Using 'oa' words in a story of a toad and a goat.
- Individual whiteboards.
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- Show the children Learning Zone Class Clips - Using 'oa' words in a story of a toad and a goat, which will help them spot words that contain the 'oa' sound.
- Explain that in this lesson they are going to be Phonics Finders, searching for sounds and words to complete their activities. Ask them to make their own Phonics Finder badge from the Phonics Finder Badges worksheet (PDF 112KB). They can wear this to complete their tasks.
- Play the First Sounds and End Sounds worksheet as a class, identifying the given words with the correct sounds.
Medium - Give the children key sounds from their phonics phase. They can then go on a phonics hunt around the classroom to find words that contain their given sounds. Ask them to record their findings by taking a photo of the object and writing the word on their individual whiteboard (take a photo of the whiteboard as evidence).
Extension - Ask the children to complete the Phonics worksheet (PDF 113KB).
Hard - Give the children key sounds from their phonics phase.
Using magazines and newspapers, ask them to find words that contain their
given sounds, and then to cut them out and stick them onto their sound snail
from Daisy the Snail worksheet (PDF 113KB).
Extension - Ask the children to play the Race to the Lighthouse game where they can learn about phonemes.
Really hard - Ask the children to play the Wild
West Phonics game where they can learn about phonemes.
Extension - Ask the children to play the Write a Postcard game, choosing the correct phonemes in the words.
Play the Starship Word Jumbler What's the Pattern? game as a class, selecting the correct vowel phoneme to fill the gap.