Monday, 1 September 2014

Phonics Lesson 15

Learning objective: 

To read/write grapheme/phoneme /u/ and segment and blend cvc words


Go through all the sounds learnt so far with the flash cards - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, ck, ck, e.

Play the 'one minute game', choose one of the sounds learnt so far and ask the children 'How many times can you write it in one minute?' The child must write the sound correctly as many times as they can on a whiteboard.

Set a timer. when the one minute is up the children can count how many times they have written it.
Repeat with other sounds. It is good to choose ones that the children are perhaps not so good at remembering.


Teach /u/ using objects beginning with /u/ and that contain the /u/ sound.
This is an uuuumberella.
This is a 'tuuuuub', this is a 'puuuud', this is 'fuuuun'

 Please click here for a set of phase 2 grapheme cards.
Use the Jolly phonics action.  Pretend to be putting up an umbrella and say u, u, u.
All the children to do the action and say the sound. Make sure each child is saying the sound correctly.

Skywrite the letter /u/ 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.


Introduce phoneme frames to the children. A sound goes in each box. Give each child a whiteboard and pen and explain how you are going to write some words (if the child struggles with writing then give them some magnetic letters.) Show the child how to draw two lines down their whiteboard to divide it into 3. Please see this post on Phoneme frames. How would we write the following words?

  1. tub
  2. cub
  3. fun
  4. sun
  5. up
  6. bun
  7. put
  8. pun
  9. nut
  10. gut
Make sure you do the first one with the children to model listening to the sounds in the word. Verbally say 'tub' and then stretch it out 'tuuuuubt', then count with your fingers how many sounds you can hear t/u/b I can hear 3 sounds.
The first sound is /t/ - show the children where you start writing. I usually put a dot on the first box on the phoneme frame. Write the /t/ show correct letter formation. Then say the word again and listen carefully to what the next sound is. Write this in the middle box and finally repeat with the last box. When you have written the word. Show the children how to blend the sounds into the word again. They must check this when they do their writing.


Reading captions

Download the following captions and ask the child to read and draw a picture of their caption. They must read it themselves by blending each word and thinking about the meaning of the caption.


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.

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