Welcome to Phase 4 

Recap all sounds needed for Phase 4

Recap the Phase 4 Tricky Words

Week 5

Lesson 1: Monday - 01.03.21

Join Miss Forster as we  recap consonants and vowels, applying this to CCVCC, CCCVC and CCCVCC words. 

Practise and apply follow up activity: Phonics Mat

On the mat below, there are a variety of short activities for you to complete:

Green box: You have to read each of the words out loud. You should sound out and blend each word and think carefully about whether they are a real or nonsense word. 

Yellow box: Look at each of the pictures and say out loud what you can see. You will see that some of the letters are missing from each word. You should write each word in your work book, adding the letters that are missing.

Purple box: Make a table with two columns. Label one of these 'Real Words' and the other 'Nonsense Words'. You should sound out and blend each of the words, saying them out loud. You should then decide whether you think this is a real or nonsense word and write it in the appropriate column in your table.

Blue box: Write the three words in your book and add the sound buttons. If it is a single sound you should use a dot underneath the letter, however if it is a digraph you should draw a line under the two letters that make the sound.

Light green box: Can you think of a word beginning with the adjacent consonant 'st' - if you think of one, you should write it in your book.

Red box: Read each of the words in the box by sounding out and blending (if needed). You should then show and discuss with an adult the:

  • Vowels: Finding a, e, i, o, u in each of the words.
  • Adjacent consonants: Can you find two or more consonants in each of the words, remembering that some of these may be digraphs.
  • Digraphs: Two letters together that make one sound (e.g. sh, ee, th, qu, ck).

Lesson 2: Tuesday - 02.03.21

Join Miss Forster as we learn about syllables and polysyllabic words. We will be looking at what they are and how many there are in a word to help us with reading and spelling.

Practise and apply follow up activity: 

Today we are focusing on syllables and for your activity we would like you to sort the words below by the number of syllables they have. You should start by drawing a table in your book, made of three columns. 

Clap or beat each of the words below, counting the number of claps/beats as you do so. You should use the pictures alongside each word, to help you identify what it is. 

Lesson 3: Wednesday - 03.03.21

Join Miss Forster as we focus on reading and spelling words that are made of two syllables. Specifically we will be looking at words that can be split into two smaller words.

Practise and apply follow up activity: 

Look at the words in the boxes below. Each of these words have two syllables and can all be split to make two smaller words.

Your challenge today is to find what each of these words would split into and what their syllables are. 

You should sound out and blend each word, reading it out loud and thinking carefully about what two words you can hear. It is important that you clap each syllable (as shown in the video), to help you read the words.

In your book we would like you to start by writing each word, separated into its syllables. You should write each word/syllable separately and add sound buttons. Then next to this you should write the word together, saying it out loud as you write. You should set your work out as shown by the example below:

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Lesson 4: Thursday - 04.03.21

Join Miss Forster as look at some of the Phase 4 Yes/No questions, applying your knowledge of tricky words, adjacent consonants, vowels, digraphs and trigraphs.

Practise and apply follow up activity: 

You should follow the link below to the 'Phonics Bloom' website. You should include words from Phase 3 sets, ensuring 1-6 and 1-7 are ticked, when the options are displayed. 

Your challenge today is to help the penguins escape. You have to read the Yeti's questions and choose either 'Yes' or 'No to run across the bridge to safety.

Look carefully for any tricky words and sound out and blend any words you are unsure of. Say each word out loud and then repeat again as a question. Think carefully about this question and whether you would answer it 'Yes' or 'No'.

Lesson 5: Friday - 05.03.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at the other tricky words for Phase 4. We will also be decoding words with Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs.

Practise and apply follow up activity: 

Today we would like you to find the tricky words from the Phase 4 word search. You should start by reading the words in the box It the document and you may like to re-watch last Friday's Phonics lesson as Miss Forster recaps these words. 

You do not need to print this document off, but instead you should write the tricky word you have found in your workbook. As a challenge you should not look at the word search when you are writing them. 

You may decide to set a time for this, for example having 5 minutes to find and write down as many of the tricky words below as possible.

Week 4

Lesson 1: Monday - 22.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'br', 'bl', 'fr' and 'fl'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity: Out of the hat

You need to write the adjacent consonants below, each on a small piece of paper and then put them into a hat:

br

bl

fr

fl

 Take it in turns to pick a piece of paper out of the hat (putting the paper back into the hat after). You should read the letters of the adjacent consonants on the paper out loud and then find a picture from the box below that contains these consonants.

 

In your workbook, you should write the word, sounding out first to find the other letters you need. 

Lesson 2: Tuesday  - 23.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'gl', 'pl', 'cl' and 'sl'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity: What is it?

Look at the picture below - what can you see?

Sound the word out loud and then in your workbook write the word. You should look at how many letters are in the word to help you, but be careful as some of them are digraphs. 

Once you have written each of the words in your workbook, you should go through them identifying:

  • Single sounds, by using a dot underneath each letter.
  • Digraphs (two letters making one sound e.g ss/ck), by underlining the two letters.
  • Adjacent consonants (two or more consonants together in a word, each making their own sound), by circling them.

Lesson 3: Wednesday - 24.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'sp', 'st', 'tw' and 'sm'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity: Sentence Match

Look at each of the pictures below and then read each of the sentence boxes. In your workbook you should write the correct sentence for each of the pictures in the order that they appear e.g. the stew on the stove being the first picture.

When you write the sentence out, remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

You should underline the adjacent consonants in each of the sentences.

Lesson 4: Thursday - 25.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'pr', 'sc', 'sk' and 'sn'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity: I-spy

Today's activity is a game of 'I-spy'. Shown below are pictures that contain the adjacent consonants 'pr', 'sc', 'sk' and 'sn'.

You should play this game with someone in your home, telling them the adjacent consonants and describing the picture.

In your workbook, you should draw a table with four columns using 'pr', 'sc', 'sk' and 'sn'. In this table you should write the name of each item in the correct column, using the words from the box below to help with spelling. 

Lesson 5: Friday - 26.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we finish this week's Phonics, looking at the tricky words from all of Phase 4 and the adjacent consonants from the last two weeks lessons.

Practise and apply follow up activity: Find the tricky word.

You should read each of the sentences out loud and use the words from the word box to find the missing tricky word.

 

Write each of the sentences in your book using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 

Circle any adjacent consonants that you see.

Speed Spell:

An adult will give you one minute on a timer and will tell you one word from those below. You have a minute to write the word out as many times as you can.

 

You need to do this for each of the tricky words, having a minute for each.

he, me, they, are, her

Week 3

Lesson 1: Monday - 8.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we begin to look at adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'st', 'nd', 'mp' and 'nt'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity: Picture Doodle and 3 in a Row.

Look at the pictures in the grid below, what objects can you see? Start by telling an adult, then sound out each word and blend. Can you hear any of the adjacent consonants that we covered in the lesson? They were 'st', 'nd', 'mp' and 'nt'. You should write each of the words in your book and underline the adjacent consonants in them.

Game: For this you will need two players and small pieces of paper with your name on, to act as counters. You need to write each of the words in a grid, as shown below. You do not have to have the pictures in the same order. Then, the aim of the game is to get three squares in a row, but be careful that the other player does not get three in a row before you. You need to sound out the word and blend, to make it clear what square you want. If you get three squares in a row (horizontal, vertical, diagonal), then you win. 

Lesson 2: Tuesday - 9.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'nk', 'ft', 'sk' and 'lt'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity:

In the cards below there are the adjacent consonants 'nk', 'ft', 'sk' and 'lt'. Can you think of any words that contain the adjacent consonants? If you do, start by saying them out loud, then sound them out and blend. You should finish by writing them in your book. Aim to have two words for each of them.

If you can not think of any words with these adjacent consonants in, then you should use the picture box below. What can you see? What sounds can you hear? You should write them in your book, aiming to group them together by their consonants.

Lesson 3: Wednesday - 10.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'lp', 'lf', 'lk', 'pt' and 'xt'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity:

For today's activity you should look at the cards below. Sound out and blend each of the words, using the picture to help you if you are unsure. 

Then, you need to use each of these words in a sentence. You should start by saying this sentence out loud to an adult, before you then write it in your workbook. When writing your sentence remember to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

Finally, as each of these cards contain an adjacent consonant, you should go back through your writing and underline the adjacent consonant in the word.

Can you read your sentence back to an adult?

Lesson 4: Thursday - 11.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more adjacent consonants. Today we will be looking at 'tr', 'dr', 'gr' and 'cr'. 

Practise and apply follow up activity:

For today's activity, you should carry out the reading activity 'Toast' below. 

 

Sound out and read the text, thinking carefully about what you are reading.

 

After this you should answer the 'Quick Questions'. You should discuss the answers with someone in your home and then write them in your workbook. 

Finally, you should go back through the text to find any words containing adjacent consonants. If you find any, you should write the word in your workbook.

Lesson 5: Friday - 5.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we finish this week's Phonics, looking at the tricky words; were, there, little, one, they, all, are.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

You should read each of the sentences.

 

Write each of the sentences in your book using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 

Underline the tricky words in each sentence using the 'Word Box' to help, so you know the tricky words to look out for. Say them out loud when you find them.

 

Circle any adjacent consonants that you see.

Week 2

Lesson 1: Monday - 1.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at CVC words with the vowel 'a', CCVC words and tricky words.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

For this activity you should start by looking at the pictures, saying out loud what it is. Then in the box alongside you should sound out and blend each of the CCVC words.

 

Can you find the word to match the picture? When you do, you should write the correct CCVC word in your book, labelling the consonants (c) and the vowel (v).

 

Repeat this with each of the pictures and word boxes.

Lesson 2: Tuesday - 2.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at CVC with the vowel 'e', CCVC words beginning with 's' and 't' and tricky words. 

Practise and apply follow up activity:

 For this activity, you should start by sounding out and reading each of the words below. You will need to draw four of the items below, but the challenge is that you should only draw them if they are CCVC words. There are some CVCC words below and these should not be drawn.

 

Once you have drawn your chosen four CCVC items, you should write the name of them alongside, labelling the consonants with a 'c' and the vowel with a 'v'.

Lesson 3: Wednesday - 3.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at CVC words with the vowel 'i'. CCVC words beginning with 'g' and 'f' and tricky words.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

 Today's activity is a game of 'CCVC I-spy'. Shown below are pictures of both CCVC and CVCC words. 

 

You should play this game with someone in your home, describing the pictures to them and telling them the sounds in the words.

 

Your challenge however, is to only find and describe the CCVC words (e.g. frog).

 

In your workbook, you should draw a table with one side titled 'CCVC' and the other 'CVCC'. You should write the name of each item in the appropriate side of the table. Whilst you do this, you should discuss with an adult, what the vowels are and where they are, in each of the words.

Lesson 4: Thursday - 4.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more CVC words and CVCC words ending in 'k' and 'f'. You should re-watch the 'Tricky Words' video below.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

For today's activity, you should carry out the reading activities below. The first text focuses on CVCC words (that we looked at in week 1) and the second looks at CCVC words. 

 

Sound out and read the text, thinking carefully about what you are reading.

 

After this you should answer the 'Quick Questions'. You should discuss the answers with someone in your home and then write them in your workbook. 

Lesson 5: Friday - 5.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we finish this week's Phonics, looking at the tricky words; was, you, have, like, some, come.

Lesson 5: Friday - 5.2.21

Join Miss Forster as we finish this week's Phonics, looking at the tricky words; was, you, have, like, some, come.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

You should read each of the sentences.

 

Write each of the sentences in your book using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.

 

Underline the tricky words in each sentence using the 'Word Box' to help, so you know the tricky words to look out for. Say them out loud when you find them.

 

Circle any CVCC or CCVC words you can see.

Week 1

Lesson 1: Monday - 25.1.21

Please watch the lesson below.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

 Look at each of the pictures and say out loud what you can see.

 

Start by sounding out each of the words out loud - what sounds can you hear?

 

In each phoneme frame, some of the sounds are missing and your task is to write each of the words out in your workbook, adding the missing sounds.

 

As you are writing, say each of the sounds and once you have finished, blend them together and say each word.

Lesson 2: Tuesday - 26.1.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more CVC words and CVCC words ending in 't'. You should also watch the 'Tricky Words' video below.


Tricky Words

Practise and apply follow up activity:

We would like you to have a go at our 'Read and Roll' activity below. For this game, you will need to play with someone in your home.

To start, you have to roll a dice or pick a number at random between 1 and 6. Taking this number, you should then pick a word from that column. You must sound out the word and blend it together. If you get the word correct, you win that column. You then take it in turns and see who wins the most columns.

Play this game three times and see who wins the most!

Challenge: Choose two words and write each of them in a sentence, in your workbook.

E.g. The wind was strong and fast.

I lost my toy doll and I was sad.

Lesson 3: Wednesday - 27.1.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at more CVC words and CVCC words ending in 'p' and 'd'. You should also re-watch the 'Tricky Words' video below.


Tricky Words

Practise and apply follow up activity:

Look at the pictures below and describe what you can see, then sound out and blend each of the words in the 'Word Box'.

 

Using one of the words from the box, compose a sentence to describe the picture. For example:

 

The pond was blue and there was a frog. 

You should write your sentence in your workbook, using a sound mat to help you identify the sounds you need. Finally, we would like you to underline or circle the CVCC word that you have used.

Lesson 4: Thursday - 28.1.21

Join Miss Forster as we look at CVCC words.


Tricky Words

Practise and apply follow up activity:

Read each of the sentences. Can you find the CVCC word?

 

I kept bumping into things in the dark.

Milk is good for children's teeth.

The bird made a nest up high, in the tree.

 

A drip from the tap drops in the sink.

It is fun to camp in a tent.

 

Using the pictures below in your workbook, you should write the number of the picture and then alongside this, write the sentence that would match. 

 

Remember: Write your sentences using capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. 

 

Finally, underline the CVCC word in each sentence.

Lesson 5: Friday - 29.1.21

Join Miss Forster as we finsh this weeks Phonics, looking at the tricky words; said, so, he, she, we, be, me.

Practise and apply follow up activity:

You should read each of the sentences.

 

Write each of the sentences in your book, using capital letters finger spaces and full stops.

 

Underline the tricky words in each sentence using the 'Word Box' to help, so you know the tricky words to look out for. Say them out loud when you find them.

 

Circle any CVCC words you can see.