Remember to use your tricky word sheets and sound mats to help you and write words that are phonetically plausible.
Play tricky word splat- Have the tricky words displayed so they can see a selection. Have some they know confidently and some they need help with.
You can either say a tricky word and they have to point to the word- who can spot it first? Or have a second set of flash cards so they can see what the word looks like and they have to match it.
Introduce the tricky words said. Can you think of some sentences? Have a go writing some down. You could look for ‘said’ in some books.
Using phase 3 digraphs to make words. You could have these in a bag or hidden around the house.
Can the children think of words with the sound that is pulled from the bag ie. oa- boat, coat. Sh- ship, shop igh- high, light etc.
Record your words. This could be as a mind maps- Have the digraph in the middle of the paper, then write the words around it.
Play tricky word treasure- Hide 5 coins under some of the tricky words. Can they read the tricky word- if so they can look to see if they have found a coin.
Introduce the tricky words have Can you think of some sentences using have? Eg. What have you been doing? I have been to the shop. Using your phonic skills, write down your sentence.
Practise Letter Names
Sing Alphabet song ABC – See video
Have flash cards for each letter. Hide them around the house. Can you find them and put them in order and name each letter?
Can you think of something that starts with each letter of the alphabet? You could make a list.
Recap the tricky words including said/ have
Play tricky word hangman- Have the tricky words displayed. (The game is not the main focus, it’s reading the tricky words and learning spelling patterns.)
Say how many letters are in the tricky word then discuss what it could be/ what it is not- Then ask them to guess a letter in on of the tricky words. Again as they guess see if they think they know what it could be/ want it is not. They are only allowed to say the full tricky word when 1 letter is left.