Phase 2 GPCs

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Jolly Phonics Songs

jolly phonics songsA useful resource for schools that use the Jolly Phonics mnemonics for teaching grahemes. Use during the 'teach' part of the lesson when introducing a new grapheme and during the 'revisit and review' section when revising. Also useful for singing outside the phonics session.

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Foam Phonemes

foam phonemesFrom A set of single letter graphemes and digraphs which, when pressed, are fired from a cannon (just ignore the graphemes that haven't been introduced at this stage). Suitable for the 'revisit and review' part of discrete phonics lessons when used for recall of graphemes. Similar function to magnetic letters, but makes a nice change.


Phoneme Pop

phoneme popFrom Select the set of graphemes the children need to practise. A grapheme appears in one corner of the screen. Bubbles float across the screen with graphemes attached underneath and you have to pop the ones which match the grapheme in the corner of the screen. Useful for adult initiated learning, particularly for those children who need practice in GPC recognition/matching.


Sky Writer

sky writerFrom Select a letter. Watch a plane write it using its vapour trail. Children can sky write at the same time. Useful for the 'teach' part of a lesson, as part of introducing a new grapheme. Children could have their own aeroplane to sky write in the air whilst watching.


Magnetic Letters

magnetic lettersA whiteboard with letters of the alphabet along the bottom. Click on a letter for it to appear on the whiteboard. Useful for recall of individual graphemes (choose 2 to make a digraph). Suitable for the 'revisit and review' part of discrete phonics lessons when used for this purpose. Less fiddly than using magnetic letters on a large magnetic board (if you are lucky enough to have one!).


Various Activities for Learning 'b'

There are 8 activities on this link, but not all are worth doing. You can use the up and down arrows in the middle of the left hand column to select activities, you don't have to do the whole lesson. Activity 6 would be suitable for the teach part of the lesson or as an adult initiated activity. Activities 1, 2, 3, 5 are suitable as adult initiated activities.


Writing Trays

Below are links to a variety of creative trays you can make and use in the classroom for children to practise writing graphemes. Select one that links to the children's interests or the current time of year, as this should motivate them to write. Either leave on the writing table or set up as an adult initiated activity. Also useful for writing activities with small intervention groups (the children would need a tray each).

Dinosaur Swamp






Star Wars

Magical Fairy Dust

Moon Dust

Harry Potter

How to make lavender and glitter salt for a writing tray