Blending is really important and sometimes children begin to blend a word and then they guess what it might be. Lots of work on 'non words' is really important. It shows the skill of blending rather than guessing at words. This activity is a fun activity for children to work out which words are 'alien words' Children could work in partners and you could print the rocket on A3 to give a bit more room. Children can cut and stick the alien words on the rocket or they can just write the alien words on the rocket.
These sounds are purely from phase 2 of Letters and Sounds.
Download: ALIEN WORD SORT