Phase 1

Each day, choose a few nursery rhymes to sing at the start of your phonics session. There are some below but you can find lots more on the BBC Schools Radio website

Week 5

Lesson 1

Activity

With an adult, play the 'Simon Says' game. Using a robot voice, the adult will sound out the body part they want you to touch. E.g. 'Simon says put you hands on your  h - e - d.' Can you listen carefully and blend the word back together? Make sure you take turns and have a go at sound out body parts for your adult.

Lesson 2

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Match the object to the initial sound.

Lesson 3

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Click on a bubble to hear different sound effects. Ask the children to attempt to imitate the sound with their voices. Ask the children to try to describe the sound. Gradually introduce new words for describing sounds. E.g. loud, quiet, slow, fast, long, short, fierce, rough, squeaky, smooth, bumpy, high, low, wobbly.

Lesson 4

Activity

Find the rhyming pair in each row.

Lesson 5

Activity

Continue to play ISpy with an adult at home.

Week 4

Lesson 1

Activity

Clap out the animal names to see how many beats (syllables) the words have.

Lesson 2

Activity

Collect some objects e.g. cup, bag, pen, pan, jug and place them where you can see them all. Ask a grown up to sound-talk a word. Blend the sounds together and find the object that matches the word. 

If you don't have any objects, you can use the images below.

Lesson 3

Activity

Collect some objects that start with 'p' from around your house to make some silly soup of your own.

Lesson 4

Activity

Guess the musical instruments in the video and then try to make your own sound maker like the ones below.

Lesson 5

Activity

Think of something that rhymes with each of these animals like the frog did in the story. Draw a picture of two of them sitting on the object you chose e.g. a bee on a tree, a mouse on a house

Week 3

Lesson 1

Activity 

Look at the pictures below and have a go at describing them to a grown up at home. What colour is it? What sound does it make? How many wheels does it have? What does it do? 

Lesson 2

Activity

Look at the picture and match the ones that rhyme.

Lesson 3

Activity

Listen carefully to the sound video. Can you guess what is making the sound? 

Lesson 4

Activity

Go on a sound hunt around your house. How many things can you find that start with the letter 't'.

Lesson 5

Activity

Go on a sound walk and see how many sounds you can hear with the 's' 'a' and 't' sounds. Use the chart below to help you.

Week 2

Lesson 1

Activity

Look at the pictures and make the voice sounds.

Lesson 2

Activity

Collect some items from around your house and play the shopping bag memory game.

Lesson 3

Activity

Collect some items from around your house and play I Spy.

Lesson 4

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Place some items into your own mystery bag. Pick one out and then find something else from your house that starts with the same sound.

Lesson 5

Activity

Match the rhyming words in the Cake Bake game.

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Week 1

Lesson 1

Activity

Listen to the sounds in the video clip below. Once you hear each sound, pause the video and tell a grown up what you think the sound is. Press play to find out if you were right. 

Lesson 2

Activity

Find some objects from around your house that make a noise. Take it in turns with someone to guess the sounds they are making using the objects. The person who is guessing will have to cover their eyes or face the opposite way to make sure they can't see any of the objects.

Lesson 3

Activity

Take it in turns with a grown-up to create and copy clapping patterns. Start with simple patterns with only a few claps, then make it more difficult as you get better at listening and repeating. 

Challenge: Add different actions such as clicking fingers or patting knees to make the pattern more complex.

Lesson 4

Activity

Go on a sound hunt around your house and find some things that start with 's'. 

Lesson 5

Activity

Play the Super Smoothie game, finding the objects that start with the same initial sound.