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This area has lots of ideas to support your child with Phonics.

On this page you will find 30 'warm up' activities for phonics as well as individual weekly activities. This week I have put some refresher sheets that should last all through the summer break, getting your children ready for phonics for when we return in September. Have fun!

Phonic activity for this week

Previous phonics activities to revise as needed

Warm up activities to get ready for a phonics session, to fill a few spare moments or as a stand alone activity. You now have about 30 to choose from. At this stage in the year, we would now revisit those the children found tricky or those they particulalry enjoyed!

Phonics songs and rhymes

Bertie the bus.wav

Silly Soup.wav

Phonics website

Rhyming string photographs

These go with the phonic activities found in the weekly activity sheets.

Other resources for phonics activities

In nursery, we follow ‘Letters and Sounds’, which is split inot 6 phases – we focus mainly on phase 1, with a few children starting phase 2 at the end of their time with us.

Here you will find a guide to some of the games and terms your child will encounter as they move through the school and develop their phonic skills. This is for you to familiarise yourselves with what to expect when your child moves to reception – please do contact me if there is anything you want clarifying. There is also a couple of sound mats, that we will use from time to time in our activities.

Don’t forget, a wonderful way of practising rhyming words, an aspect of phonics we focus on in nursery, can be practised by listening to stories with rhyming words in them. Some of our ‘book at bedtime’ stories are in this category – Balloon.

Also, stories such as 'Hello, goodbye' which is also a 'book at bedtime' help to develop phonic skills - in this case by practising different voices and volumes.