Well didn’t that go quickly? Week 6 and we’ve reached the end of our phase 2 phonics journey. This week we are recapping the sounds to help secure this phase in various ways before moving on to phase 3.
Please remember, if your child is learning using Read Write Inc., Jolly Phonics or another reading scheme, you can still use our activities and resources to support their learning, the order your child learns them might vary slightly. Take a look at Learn to Read with Phonics to find out more.
What are we reviewing this week?
Phase 2 has seen us learn LOTS of new phonemes (sounds), graphemes (letters), HFW words and tricky words…
Letters and sounds: S,A,T,P,I,N,M,D,G,O,C,K,CK,E,U,R,H,B,F,FF,L,LL and SS!
HFW: at, a, it, is, an, in, dad, and, got, on, not, can, get, up, mum, had, him, his, but, big, back, of, if, off
Tricky Words: the, to, no, go, I
Your child will need to learn the letter names like you say them when saying the alphabet (A, B, C) as well as the letter sounds. This is the same for the digraphs (2 letter sounds) for example ‘S and S’ make the ‘ss’ sound.
They will likely be presented with both the UPPERCASE (capitals) and lowercase (not capitals). When writing, they may focus on the lowercase formation, to begin with.
What can we do to recap Phase 2?
Which of our activities are you still to try? Even better, share your experiences through words, photos or videos on our Facebook Page.
Sensory alphabet sequin letters
Sensory alphabet with salt letters
Sensory alphabet with tissue paper letters
If you haven’t already, try building a sentence to read or arrange using Mega Bloks.
What words can I create?
Mix all of our phase 2 letters together to help your child to keep practising and you can create a wider range of words. For ideas on the words you can create with the letters we’ve learned so far, please look at our word lists.
Move onto Phase 3 Phonics
Move onto the first week of Phase 3 of phonics learning the letters j, v, w and x