Key stage 1
To find and use corresponding rhyming words.
En1, 4a; En2, 1c, 3e.
- Online activities: Rhyming River game, Little Animals Activity Centre, Cream Cake Mystery game and Rhymes and Songs game
- Video clip: Learning Zone Class Clips - Tiger's Sneeze poem.
- Storybooks that rhyme.
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- Play the Learning Zone Class Clips - Tiger's Sneeze poem, where the children will be asked to spot the rhyming word.
- Recite a well-known nursery rhyme as a class (eg Humpty Dumpty).
- Ask the children to pick out words from the poem that rhyme and record them on the class whiteboard.
- Ask the children to think of other words that rhyme with the ones listed on the board.
Medium - Play the Rhyming River game, choosing the correct rhyming word.
Extension - Play the rhymes game from the Little Animals Activity Centre choosing the correct rhyming word or complete the Rhyming Words worksheet.
Hard - Ask the children to solve the Magic Key Cream Cake Mystery game, placing the correct rhyming word into the sentence.
Extension - Using the following Rhymes and Songs worksheet as inspiration, ask the children to make up their own rhyme based on a well-known tune.
Really hard - Give the children copies of well-known books that rhyme (eg The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson, There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams, Each Peach Pear Plum by Janet and Allan Ahlberg). Ask the children to spot the rhyming words as they read. Then challenge them to replace some of the rhyming words with different words that rhyme - they can choose whether the story should make sense or not.
Extension - Ask the children to act out the story, swapping some of the words for the rhyming words they chose
- Ask the children to stand in a circle.
- Say the word 'cat', then ask the first child in the circle to pass a ball to the next person who has to say a word that rhymes with 'cat', and so on around the circle.
- Discuss with the children the use of 'fake' words, which they can also create.