CVC Word Cards
These cards can be used in different ways. You can use objects found in the house instead if you prefer.
REMEMBER: Your child making progress is all that matters. This is NOT a list of everything your child should already be doing, it is a developmental journey in which each child will travel at their own pace.
Phase One Phonic Elements
These elements are explained fully in Week Four (with examples) but this is just a reminder of all the aspects you could be practising.
Instrumental Sounds - I can distinguish between 2 or 3 instruments
Body Percussion - I can use my body to make sounds (tap feet, clap hands)
Rhyme - I can recognise and understand rhymes / I can continue a rhyming string
Rhythm - I can copy and maintain a steady beat
Alliteration - I can complete a short alliterative sentence
Voice Sounds - I can copy a range of voice sounds that the adult makes (chchch, zzzzz, shhhhh)
Initial Sounds - I can identify the intial sound when an adult points to the picture.
Oral Blending - I can blend the sounds together when the teacher sounds them out (robot voice)
Oral Segmenting - I can segment the word into phonemes (individual sounds) when the teacher says the word
Sound Match Activity
Match each sound to their black and white version. This activity can also be used to practise sound recognition, remembering to pratise sound actions to support recall. Lay out several sounds and give your child objects that start with each sound. Ask your child to match the object to the sound.
A series of short videos introducing all the Phase 2 initial sounds.
The Phase 3 section blends CVC (Consonant Vowel Consonant) words to begin to read them.
Initial Sounds Interactive Powerpoints (TWINKL)
Your child will hopefully recognise these activities from our Literacy focus time in Nursery.
Ask your child to name each picture then support them in hearing the initial sounds.
Help them to move the correct pictures into the frame.
Initial Sounds Sorting
This activity is much more fun if you collect together different objects/toys and ask your child to sort them by initial sound into your preprepared sets (bowls, hoops, A4 paper - with sounds written on them).
If you do choose to print the activity out then you may have to talk through some of the pictures with your child first to check that they know what everything is.
Below are simple jigsaws of each letter of the alphabet surrounded by objects beginning with that sound. Can your child identify the letter sound (not the name) and name the objects? Can they think of any other objects, people or places that begin with that sound? If they cannot identify the letter shape, can they work out which sound it is by identifying the initial sound of each object?
Are you ready to blend/segment?
Can you make the CVC words using the s a t p i n m g o sounds? If so, try the games below.
We haven't set this as a 2do task as not all children will be ready yet, so keep practising with letter recognition activities such as the puzzles above.
Phonics Pop ia a mobile friendly bubble pop game. Choose a set of sounds to practice, or select from the digraph (2/3 letter sounds) check boxes. Then listen to the target sound and pop as many as you can! If your child achieves >95% accuracy the bubbles will change to rainbow colours!