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Lesson plan: long vowel phoneme -ay-

NLS Ref: Year 1 Term 3

Text level: reading comprehension
9. To read a variety of poems on similar themes

Word level work: phonics, spelling and vocabulary
1. the spelling pattern of the long vowel phoneme -ay-
5 . To recognise words by common spelling patterns

Shared text
the birthday day by Colette Hiller

Print and enlarge 'the birthday day' for whole class reading.
Print A4 copies of the poem for use in independent work.
Print the 'Write your own -ay- poem' worksheet for use in independent work.
Go through the suggested onscreen activities from this website for independent work (see below)

Other resources
(optional) Copies of additional rhymes featuring -ay- : I went to visit a farm one day (both from This Little Puffin) Five currant buns; Rain, rain, go away; Five little ducks went swimming one day; Girls and boys come out to play; Solomon Grundy; Monday's Child

Useful ay words
today, say, clay, stay, tray, birthday, hay, way, spray, plus all the days

High frequency words: away, play, may, May, day,

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Teachers and Parents resources

Long vowel phoneme: -ay-

1. Objectives
2. Whole class work
3. Activities
4. Plenary

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