Say it, see it and write it
When introducing a new sound. Say the new sound first and ask your child to repeat up, up to ten times. Then show them it written down. Can they write it in the air with their magic finger? Introduce the mnemonic shown on 'Mnemonics and rhymes' sheet sent home in the Autumn term or found in our Phonics section. Then write it on a surface with pen (on paper), chalk (on a paving slab) or shaving foam (on a tray). can they write it big or small? each time saying sound and mnemonic as they do it.
Year R - THERE ARE LOTS OF RESOURCES BELOW, PLEASE DON'T PRINT THEM AS THEY ARE LARGE FILES, YOU CAN LOOK AT THEM ON THE SCREEN
Monday - 'l/ll' See mnemonic sheet for how to form the letter (l – ladder – down the long ladder ll – two ladders – ladders in a line). Say it, see it and write it together. What words can you think of which begin with this sound - lick, long etc, or end with it, pull? Have fun generating them together. Watch Geraldine 'l' and Mr Thorne 'll'
Tuesday - j
Wednesday - v
Thursday - w
Friday - x
What can you find in your house that begins with these sounds? Use the phonics work books (below) and have a go at writing that sound using the mnemomic to help. Write it in the sky, write it in jam, write in on the mirror when it is steamed up, write it in ice on the car window. Have fun and try sounding out words with that letter in e.g. j-a-m is 'jam'. Challenge your child, sound out a word 'v-a-n' and see whether they can blend it together to say the word 'van'.
Monday - 'fl' - Read words 'flip, fluff, flask, flash, flap, fling, float and flower.' Highlight any diagraphs that you can see within the words (flash). Quick write the words 'flip, flash and flower'. Think about using your 'phoneme fingers' to sound these words out. Write the sentence 'They float in the pool.'
Tuesday - 'tr' - Read words 'trip, trap, train, track, trail, trick, trench, tree, trust, truck, trunk.' Highlight any diagraphs that you can see within the words (truck). Quick write the words 'train, trick, tree and truck'. Think about using your 'phoneme fingers' to sound these words out. Write the sentence 'The train was going along the track so fast'.