If your child is on the SEND Register you will already know what their current targets are. If you are unsure then please contact your class teacher via Parenthub who will be able to help with this.

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Word Reading

Reading – suggested activities for teaching target words

I say, we say, you say

Look at the shape of the word: said

Find words within the word, e.g.: weather: we, eat, at, the, he, her

Identify/highlight the tricky part of the word, eg silent letters; 'ou' saying 'u' etc

Compare how the word looks to how it sounds

Clap out syllables (hel-i-cop-ter)

Mark out syllables (understanding that each syllable contains a vowel sound)

Make the word using tactile letters

List words that rhyme with your word

Look up/discuss the meaning of the word

Highlight the root, prefix and suffix (head, body and tail)

Make a picture card reminder


Matching Pairs


Roll & Read: number each word, 1-6 and roll a dice; the pupil reads the corresponding word – how many words correct in one minute/two minutes?

Roll & Read 2: word dice

Spin a word – how many words can be read correctly in one minute/two minutes?

Tiddly Winks (using probe sheet)

Catch & Read: words are written and numbered on a large whiteboard. A ball is thrown to the child and a number said; the child reads the corresponding word.

Tracking activities (see attached sheets)

Mark sound buttons (regular words)

Find the words in a word search


Here are some video links to support you and your child with phonics at home:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iguS4kxvx0k Phase 3 Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KJcEILxOYI Phase 5 Sounds

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4u0TjAZ38 Phase 2 and 3 tricky words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NOzgR1ANc4 Phase 4 Tricky Words

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DbcZnb2iz1c Phase 5 Tricky Words


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