These activities are designed to support the suggested four-week programme. You can use them to help build children’s skills and understanding.
Practising grapheme recognition and recall
You can help children develop a fast recognition of graphemes for reading and recall for spelling.
Blending CVCC and CCVC words
These activities can help you teach children to blend CVCC and CCVC words for reading. They do this through recognition and by saying combinations of words aloud.
Segmenting CVCC and CCVC words
Using phoneme frames and magnetic letters or fans, these activities are designed to help children segment and make a phonemically plausible attempt at spelling CVCC and CCVC words.
Blending words with adjacent consonants
You can use these activities to help children practise blending words with adjacent consonants for reading.
Segmenting words with adjacent consonants
You can use phoneme frames and magnetic letters to help children segment and make a phonemically plausible attempt at spelling words with adjacent consonants.
Irregular and high frequency words
These activities are designed to help children practice the decodable words they already know and teach them a further six. They also focus on teaching and practising irregular 'tricky' words that are needed to read simple sentences.
Reading and spelling two-syllable words
Help children to practice reading two-syllable words through segmenting (using sound-talk) and blending. The activities also help children to practice spelling the words using magnetic letters or whiteboards.
Reading and writing sentences
You can use pictures, drawing, zigzag books and more to help children recognise and write words grouped into sentences