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Lesson plan: long vowel phoneme -oo-

NLS Ref: Year 1 Term 3

Text level: reading comprehension, writing composition
9. to read a variety of poems on similar themes

Sentence level: grammar and punctuation
5. uses of capitalisation

Word level work: phonics, spelling and vocabulary
1. the long vowel -oo- 5 . to recognise words by common spelling patterns 10 . to practice handwriting in conjunction with spelling

Shared text
the man in the moon by Colette Hiller

Print and enlarge 'the man in the moon' for whole class reading.
Print individual A4 copies of the poem for use in independent work.
Print the 'Write your own -oo- poem' worksheet for use in independent work.
Find additional rhymes featuring 'moons': 'the man in the moon came down too soon'; 'Hey, diddle diddle';
Go through the suggested onscreen activities from this website for independent work. (see below)

Other resources
(optional) Additional rhymes featuring the -oo- sound: e.g.; the tutor and the tooters; the Land of the Bumbley Boo - Spike Milligan

Useful oo words
food, mood, roof, cool, pool, fool, tool, spoon, soon, moon, hoop, troop, droop, loop, hoot, boot, root, toot
High and medium frequency words: school, too, balloon

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Teachers and Parents resources

Long vowel phoneme: -oo-

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

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