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'interactive poems' each featuring a different
long vowel phoneme (-ee-, -ea-, -ay-, -ai-,
-a-e-, -y-, -igh-, -i-e,-oa-, -oo-).
Each poem gives children practise with an
individual phoneme through a range of activities:
Hear it - children hear the poem
read by an actor and see the text highlight
line by line.
Read it - having heard the poem,
children read it out themselves.
Sound search - children locate and
click the relevant long vowel phonemes from
the poem text.
Find the word - a cloze activity
that encourages reading for meaning. Children
choose the correct word to fill gaps in
Print it - offers a black and white
print out of the poem and an activity sheet
with a short framework to help children
write a poem of their own.
game where children drag the correct long
vowel phoneme into a gap in a word, (the timer
can be adjusted to suit ability).
there are two levels of difficulty.
Level 1 - children use a picture clue
to help them spell the word.
Level 2 - no picture clue, but children
see the word flash up and disappear.
awareness, phonics and spelling - the common
spelling patterns for each of the long vowel
These games may be used for independent
work within the Literacy Hour, offering
word level work relevant to these objectives
from the NLS Framework for Key Stage 1,
Year 1 Term 3:
ee ai ie oa oo
can submit their writing to the Gallery giving
them opportunities to write for an audience.
Send us a sentence - children submit
sentences that use words from any of their
Post up a poem - children submit a
short poem that uses words from any of their
The 'Write your own poem' activity sheets
from the Print and Do sections offer a framework
to help with this.
Important note for entries
We would like to post as many pieces of children's
work as possible. As work will be presented
in a typed format (not the original) we can
only include work that has been checked for
spelling and grammatical errors. This ensures
that readers are presented with correct models
and provides incentive for young writers to
complete the process of drafting and proof
reading. Teachers can submit further details
for pupils who are working to lower levels
We reserve the right to correct work submitted