Foundation- Phonics 5/10/18
We have learnt ‘c’ and ‘k’ this week, so we made crowns for kings!
We have even had a go at writing the letters.
What hard work we’ve been doing! Can you think of any words which begin with ‘c’ or ‘k’?
Today we have learnt the letter ‘g’ in our phonics lesson. We then made ‘goo’ by mixing cornflour and water. We had to describe how the goo felt and we even tried writing in it!
Can you think of any other words which begin with ‘g’?
There are lots of useful apps to help support your child’s phonics learning at home on a tablet or iPad. We use the twinkl app in school as they have a fab trash and treasure game with real and alien words!
Like discussed in the meeting yesterday, phonics play on a laptop is great! Games like obb and bob and buried treasure are great to use in preparation for our screening test.
This afternoon we had great fun playing phonics. We collaborated to segment and blend words and matched the aliens to the alien words and pictures to the real words. If we completed our board we shouted BINGO!
This morning we focused on the ‘ai’ diagraph. We played a game that involved us walking around our classroom and writing down the words that had been dictated to us with the ‘ai’ sound in. We did some great segmenting and blending!
We have been learning about adjacent consonants in phonics. There is an ‘adjacent consonant’ in the word ‘band’. So, of course, we decided to start our own band!
This morning we have been looking at real and nonsense words! We know that nonsense words have an alien next to them and they sound a little bit funny! However, today the aliens had disappeared! It was our mission to do some fantastic segmenting and blending to sort out the real and alien words.
Today in phonics, year 1 have been developing their knowledge of alternative spellings of ‘ie’. We played a reading and matching game to help us to develop our knowledge of the ‘ie’, ‘igh’ and ‘i-e’ spellings.
Can you remember which spelling is the digraph?
Which one was the trigraph?
Which one was the split digraph?
Wow, we are doing well in our phonics lessons. Today we learnt the letter ‘g’. We played with ‘goo’ and made glasses. Look how fabulous we look!
Can you think of any words which begin with ‘g’?
Our ‘Must’ activity this week was writing words with adjacent consonants. Look at the frogs we labelled. The second sound in these words are often trickier to hear. We listened carefully for the ‘r’ in ‘frog’ and the ‘p’ in ‘spots’. Some of us even wrote a sentence. We wrote ‘The frog has spots.’
Try writing some words with adjacent consonants:
Today we learnt the ‘ar’ grapheme in phonics. It’s phoneme sounds like a pirate, so we made eye patches and pretended to be pirates!
Can you think of any words which contain the phoneme we learnt today?
What fun we had in our phonics again today!
From reading our tricky words as fast as we could before they disappeared behind Mr Messy, to orally blending words containing the ‘ew‘ digraph and counting the letter sounds with our phoneme fingers, making real and nonsense ‘ew‘ words and blending them out loud, before writing ‘ew‘ words in our phonic jotters and thinking of sentences for each word.
Explain to someone at home what happened when we spelt blue and blew. What about bew and boo? What did we discover?
How many more ‘ew‘ words can you think of? Use your phoneme fingers to orally blend out loud each letter sound and say the word to someone at home. Make a list of all the different ‘ew‘ words you can think of and bring them in to show us!
The children amazed us all today with their super sitting as they experienced their first ever phonics lesson. There was lots of learning about the phoneme ‘s’ , its sound and how to write it in cursive script. We printed and cut out spiral snakes, we traced s letters in the sparkly glitter and coloured our own snakes. The children were able to think of lots of words beginning with s for our working walls. Super stars. Can you spot anything that begins with the letter ‘s’ ?
Our phonic’s mission today was to find a tricky word on the playground, read it, then find someone else with the same word to match it, then write it and say a sentence with it it. The extra challenge was to write a sentence with the tricky word in it. Keep practising the tricky words at home. Your hard work is paying off.
We discovered that Homophones are words that sound exactly the same but are actually spelt differently and have different meanings.
We identified the different spelling patterns and had lots of phonic foam fun writing our homophones.
We then collaborated to create rhyming homophone sentences!