Using phonics skills for writing
Home learning focus
To refresh your phonics knowledge and use it when writing sentences about a new book.
This lesson includes:
a game to help refresh your phonics skills
three activities to do at home
Play the Blending Sounds mini game on Small Town Superheroes. Use the yellow arrows to navigate to the Sally and Percy section to find the Blending Sounds game.
If you can, open the game in a new tab. You can do this by right clicking on the window and selecting open link in new tab.
Once you've completed the mini game, try the activities below.
You may need paper and a pen or pencil for some of these activities.
Activity 1: Sorting and labelling
Sally and Percy helped to sort objects into boxes with labels.
On a piece of paper, write the following graphemes. Remember, a grapheme is a letter, or group of letters that represent a sound.
Using the above graphemes as labels, see how many items you can find around your home that contain each grapheme. Try and find one item per grapheme.
Activity 2: Let's write some sentences
Watch this short video that introduces you to the story Nelly the Monster Sitter by Kes Gray.
What did you think of the story?
Write a sentence explaining what the story was about. You can use the sentence starter below.
Try and use some words that contain the following graphemes: ee, ie and ea.
- The story was about _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Activity 3: Let's share our opinion
What did you think about Nelly the Monster Sitter?
Using the following sentence starters, write your opinion of the story. Try and include lots off detail about what happened and what you thought of it.
- My favourite part was _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
- I thought the book was funny because _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Once you're finished, circle all the times you've used the graphemes: ee, ie, ea, ir and aw.