We hope that you are feeling equipped and able to revisit those sounds or phase 2 phonic skills that your child needs to develop and embed. We understand that this can be daunting for any parent and whilst we would love to provide specific phonic activities like we have done in previous weeks, we are aware that parents working within Phase 2 will be working on many different sounds. As we cannot plausibly provide practise activities for every phase 2 sound each week, we have listed below some links to websites you could use to help you find activities or resources for your letter sounds/phonic skills of choice. We hope you find these helpful.
Continue to follow the suggested structure of a phonics session if you can (see below for your easy reference) and use the links below to help you with the 'practice' and 'apply' part of your phonics.
Suggested structure of a phonics session...
- Flashcards of all the sounds learnt to date.
- You can play a game such as 'quickwrite letters' where they have 30 seconds and you call out each sound and they have to write the letter helping them to link the sound to the letter.
- Recap all high frequency words learnt to date using HFW flashcards, then choose whichever ones within 'the, to, I, no, go' that they need to revisit and spend some time working on this.
- Introduce/teach a focus sound you have identified needs developing (only introduce one sound a day). You can use the videos at home from bitesize or alphablocks to make this more engaging if you would like. We always use phoneme frames to practise writing words using the sound for the day.
- Practise using the sound with the activities we have provided for you each week for you (you will need to look back through the different weeks provided to date to find the resources for the sounds you are concentrating on) and different online activities which focus on the sound for the day. Websites such as Twinkl are brilliant for providing a range of resources for phonics which are different to those we have already given you if you would like to access these also.
- Apply time...sentence writing and/or reading. Ideally a three to four word sentence. These sentences are using high frequency words, cvc words, and words that include the sound of the day. For example - 'The dog is hot'.
Don't forget - you do not have to revisit all the sounds, only focus on those that your child needs support to use independently. If you feel that you have now mastered the skills within Phase 2 go back to the assessment in Week Seven, carry out the same assessment activities and fingers crossed your child is ready to move on to Phase 3. If they are ready to move on then you can begin Phase 3. We suggest you start this new phase from the beginning as it is progressive and builds on sounds taught in a set order. The 'new to Phase 3' activities within Week Eight.