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Phonics Activities at Home

 

Week beginning 27th April - Watch the Jolly Phonics video and learn the songs and actions for the letters s, a, t and p. Write the letters with your child and try some of the suggested activities below.

 

Week beginning 4th May - Watch the Jolly Phonics video and learn the songs and actions for the letters i, n, m and d. Write the letters with your child and try some of the suggested activities below.

 

Week beginning 11th May - Watch the Jolly Phonics video and learn the songs and actions for the letters g, o , c/ck  and e. Write the letters with your child and try some of the suggested activities below.

 

Week beginning 18th May - Watch the Jolly Phonics video and learn the songs and actions for the letters u, r, h and b. Write the letters with your child and try some of the suggested activities below.

 

 

Phonics Games

1. Letter Races

This game requires a magnetic board, magnetic letters, and a lot of space! Set up the magnetic board on one side of the room, and place the magnetic letters in a basket or bowl on the other side. Call out a sound, or a word starting or ending in a particular sound. Then ask your child (with a ready, set, go!) to pick out the correct magnetic letters and run over as fast as they can to stick it on the board.

2. I Spy the Sound

‘I Spy the Sound’ is a fun way to build phonics skills and phonemic awareness. In this variation of the classic game, ‘I Spy’, ask your child to spy words that begin with a certain sound, rather than a letter. For example, “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with sss.”

3. Phonics Hopscotch

This game helps children develop their ability to match letters to their sounds. All you need for this fun phonics activity is a piece of chalk and the ground. Simply draw hopscotch markings on the ground (how many squares and in what shape they are arranged is up to you). In each square draw a letter of the alphabet (you may want to draw both the upper and lower case letters in each). There are many ways you can play this game – you can call out a letter or combination of letters and ask your child to jump on those letters, and as they do, for them to sound out each letter. Or you can ask your child to jump on the letters in alphabetical order, sounding them out as they go along. You can also roll dice and ask your child to jump to the square that matches the number rolled, counting the squares as they jump and sounding the letter out at the end.

4. Letter Hunt

Children love to become detectives and find sounds around their environment. Place a range of objectspictures around the house. Say a letter sound and ask your child to find an object/picture that begins with that sound.. Alernatively, write a set of letters on paper and place around the house. Say a letter sound and ask your child to find the corresponding letter. 

Odd One Out Game

Maths Activities

We use the Number Blocks resources from CBeebies. The links below give you lots of advice and ideas for games with your child - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups/help-your-child-with-maths 

- https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/joinin/numberblocks-help-your-child-with-maths

 

Week Beginning 27th April  - Focus on the number 5 this week. Watch Number Blocks on BBCi Player https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocks-series-1-five 

Sing the 5 ittle Boats Song https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-five-little-boats-song

Sing 5 Little Speckled Frogs, 

Take turns rolling a dice. Count the spots and see who has the most. 

 

Week Beginning 4th May  - Focus on the number 6 this week. Watch Number Blocks on BBCi Player https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocks-series-1-six

Sing the number 6 song - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-six-song

 

Take turns rolling a dice. Count the spots and see who has the most.

 

Week Beginning 11th May  - Focus on the number 7 this week. Watch Number Blocks on BBCi Player https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08d630h/numberblocks-series-1-seven

Sing the number 7 song - https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-seven-song

 

Take turns rolling a dice. Count the spots and see who has the most.  

Roll two dice, what is the total of the two?  How many ways can you make seven?

 

Week Beginning 18th May  - Focus on the number 8 this week. Watch Number Blocks on BBCi Player  https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08pgvmb/numberblocks-series-2-eight 

 

Sing the Eight Song https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-the-eight-song

Play the Who has more? Game https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/watch/numberblocks-who-has-more-song 

 

Play a game with the Numberblocks https://www.bbc.co.uk/games/embed/cbeebies-numberblocks-ivor?exitGameUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.co.uk%2Fcbeebies%2Fgames%2Fnumberblocks-make-and-play 

 

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