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Below are activities to support your child's Literacy skills. 

Each day begin by recapping phase 2 and 3 phonemes and tricky words.

You could use a timer to see how many they can read each day in 1 minute. 

Monster Phonics Flashcards- Phase 2


Alphabet Phonics Song

Alphabet Phonics song with letter names and sounds. Every letter has a name and sound.

Alphabet Pirates - ABC Song for Kids - Learn the Alphabet

Ahoy there mateys! Learn the alphabet and phonics with Captain Jackson and his friendly pirate crew, arrr me hearties!

The Tricky Words Rap - A Phase 2 Phonics Song

Everybody on the count of four, get learning tricky words with a dinosaur! Join in with our new tricky words rap and learn some of those tricky words

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song Sight Words Song for said, have, like, come, some, what, when



Introduce pirates and see if you can learn about them. Teach your child the spelling of ‘pirate’ and model in cursive letter formation.


Can you draw a pirate with all their treasure. Ask your child to write the sentence The pirate has some gold coins. 

Remember to use your phonics sounds to make the words and a full stop at the end.




WANTED! Explain to your child they need to make a 'wanted' poster to catch the pirates. Draw a pirate and write a description of them so people know who to look for. eg. This pirate has.....and....




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Writing a Sentence: ‘my turn your turn'. Say a sentence about a Pirate. (eg The pirate sails on a big ship with his crew.  The children repeat the sentence back to you. Repeat the process until the children can repeat the sentence without mistakes. 


Next ask the child what’s the 1st word they need to write and segment the words when appropriate. Get your child to write the 1st word and repeat process with every word in the  sentence.  Remind the children to use finger spaces, capital letters & full stops.  




Go onto and try the Tricky Word Trucks activity.


Then think of a sentence that you can write down which uses one or more of the tricky words. Can you think of a sentence about a pirate using a tricky word eg. The pirates have  some coins





Play tricky word treasure- Start by laying out the tricky words. Hide some coins under some of them. The children have to read the word to be able to see if they have a coin under the one they've picked. 

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