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
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....
Play Phonicsplay.co.uk Flash cards Speed Trial
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 Phonicsplay.co.uk 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.