Since the last blog I have been working pretty much full time so it has been hard to fit in all the normal day to day bits as well blogging, but luckily things are now back to normal and back to part time work so I get more time to explore games and try them out with the children. We have been having a … [Read more...] about Games for spellings and more phonics fun
With Christmas rapidly approaching I thought I would share some of my favourite Christmas phonics games with you. These games help to practise either individual phonics sounds or CVC words. They can also be adapted if you have children working on different phonics phases. These ideas have all been tried … [Read more...] about Christmas phonics games
It has been a little while since I last blogged, mainly due to me preparing for a phonics information session with parents at school. So I thought it would be good to share some of the games and activities on here. Most children will now have learnt most of the phase 2 sounds which is the first set of … [Read more...] about Initial sound phonics games
The shops have stocked their shelves with Christmas produce and I have been inspired to create some phonics games using the chocolate coins. So here are a few games that can be used with your children whether they are just starting out on their phonics journey or they have been learning for a year or … [Read more...] about Phonics Games
One area of phonics that the rules do not apply is 'tricky' words or 'high frequency words'. We nickname them 'tricky' because they cannot be sounded out and just need to be learnt. Schools do this in a variety of different ways, a lot of the time your child will be given a set list of words to learn at … [Read more...] about Top tips for learning ‘tricky’ words and keeping it fun!
All three of our children love playing with the ball pool, we play with it both inside and outside and all year round so I decided to make some phonics games using the ball pool or the balls from it. We have a ball pool that I bought from Morrisons in the sale last summer and a couple of bags of balls to … [Read more...] about Phonics games using the ball pool