Thursday, 21 August 2014

Phonics lesson 6

Learning objective: 

To read/write grapheme/phoneme /n/ and blend simple vc and cvc words


Photocopy 3 or 4 sets of the grapheme cards s/a/t/p/i, shuffle and deal out to the children. Tell the children you are going to ask for a card and if they have it they must give it to you. The child who gets rid of their cards first is the winner.

Give me 'sssssss'
Give me 'aaaaaa'
Give me 'ttttttttttttt'

continue until a child gets rid of all their cards. Repeat this game if there is time.


Teach /n/ using the flash card and objects beginning with the /p/ sound. Emphasis the nnnn sound before saying the name of the objects. This is a nnnnnet.  This is a nnnnnail etc. Please click here for a set of phase 2 grapheme cards.
Use the Jolly phonics action.  Make a noise, as if you are a plane - hold arms out and say nnnnnn

All the children to do the action and say the sound. Make sure each child is saying the sound correctly.

Skywrite the letter /n/ and make sure child is making the /n/ shape correctly. You could also get children to sit in a circle and write the sound on each other's back so they can really feel it.

Click here to download a little booklet for letter formation.


Show children the dice and counters game. Modelling how to blend the sounds together. If you feel your children are not ready for this then use the sheet which has just the sounds on. You can find it on this link. or differentiate accordingly. Children to play 'dice and counters' game in pairs. Each child must check that the other child is reading the word correctly. Pair up a more able child with a less able child to allow peer learning. To play the game you must have coloured counters and a die. A child picks a counter out of a bag and then throws the die. They must find the square to read and read it by sounding out each letter and blending together.  If correct they can draw a circle around it in a coloured pen. The other person then does the same and draws a circle around the word with another pen. Who can read the most words in the time given?
You will need to model the game first


Demonstrate how to write the /n/ grapheme on a whiteboard. Children to make /n/ bracelets with strips of card. See here. They must write and say the sound over and over. Tape the bracelet to the child's hand and ask the child to keep reminding themselves of the sound during the day. Keep asking children what their sound is. Send a quick note home to parents before beginning these sessions asking them to recap the sound with their child at home.

Send Home:

A list of words to practice with a parent. The aim being fast blending to automacy.

Please click here for the list of words.


You have now taught the first 6 sounds and it is useful to assess how the children are doing. Even if you spend a lesson doing it. Put out some of the games/activities for children to work interdependently whilst you assess each child in turn. Use the 'assessment sheet' one to one with the children to check they all know these letter. If they do not then you need to include these letters in further lessons during revisit/review. If there are strugglers with blending you must do more of this in revisit/review and in the practise session. One of the useful activities that I use for blending can be found on this link.

Check their phoneme/grapheme correspondences with this sheet.
Check their blending with this sheet

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