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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.

Phase 2 Tricky Words song

Phase 3 Tricky Words Song Say Hello To

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

Phase 4 Tricky Words Song


Watch the story of Jack and the Beanstalk


Talk about Who are the characters in the story? What happened at the Beginning? Middle? End?


Use what you know about the story to make a story map- You could use the document below to help you or you could make your own. 



Look at the story of Jack and the beanstalk again. You could use the same version as yesterday or look at a different one. 

Ask your child to retell the story. What can they remember of the story? What characters do they know? Who are the main characters? What sort of things do they say?


Try writing or drawing a picture about the beginning, middle and end of the story.




Phase 2/3 Revisethe tricky words: he, she, we, me, be 

Remind children of Green Froggy in Monster Phonics makes the ee sound. 


Phase 3/4. Practice reading the PHASE 4 TRICKY WORDS: have, like, some, & come.


Writing Sentence: ‘my turn your turn'. Say a sentence about the characters in Jack & The Beanstalk using Phase 3 sounds then – Your turn.’ 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.  Teach the children re. finger spaces, capital letters & full stops.  An example sentence could be 'Jack chopped down the beanstalk.'



Play sound buttons ask Use robot hands to segment the following words:


Phase 2/3. Ship, moon, feet, light.

Phase 3/4. Turnip, printer, driftwood & shrink.  Now, can you write a sentence using one of these words?

Child to write these words and then add the sound buttons.




On phonics play play flashcard speed trial:

Choose Phase, then customise the car and background that the children choose.


Play Quickwrite- Say the following words one at a time: ‘the’, ‘to’, ‘no’ & ‘go’.  Children write these words one at a time as quickly as the can. You could choose different tricky words depending on which phase tricky words your child is learning. 

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