Phase 4 Blending and Segmenting Words

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Buried Treasure

buried treasure

An interactive version of the Buried Treasure activity on page 60 of Letters and Sounds. There is a game for each set of graphemes. Suitable for the teach or practice parts of the lesson or for independent learning.

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Click on the green button below to access a printable golden coin, dustbin and treasure chest for playing Buried Treasure on P60 of Letters and Sounds.

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Dragon's Den

dragons den

An interactive game in which you have to feed eggs with real words to one dragon and eggs with nonsense words to the other dragon. There is a game for each set of graphemes. Suitable for the teach or practice parts of the lesson or for independent learning.

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Click on the green button below to access a printable egg, red dragon and green dragon from the above interactive game.

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Picnic on Pluto

picnic on pluto

An interactive game in which you have to feed snacks to 2 alien brothers. One alien likes to eat snacks with real words on them and the other likes to eat snacks with nonsense words on them. There is a game for each set of graphemes. Suitable for the teach or practice parts of the lesson or independent learning.

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Click on the green button below to download free printable snack and the 2 aliens from the above interactive game.

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Foam Phonemes

foam phonemesFrom ictgames.com. 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). They can then be dragged onto the water to make words. Spin the wheel on the right (using the blue triangular arrow) to view additional graphemes. Useful for writing words. Suitable for the 'revisit and review' and 'teach' parts of daily phonics lessons with large groups and also the 'practise' part of sessions with smaller groups when each child/pair of children have access to the internet.

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Help a Hedgehog

help a hedgehogFrom ictgames.com. Click on the Phase 3 CCVC/CVCC or mixed vowel phoneme tabs (these games contain some words with consonant clusters, so are really Phase 4 games). Alternatively enter your own words. Click on the sand timer to start. A word will appear on the screen. Everyone blends and reads it and then you can press the tick and watch the hedgehog roll forwards and backwards, collecting things. The sand timer lasts just over a minute and the screen keeps a score. At the end it checks to see if you have beaten your previous score. Useful for the 'revisit & revise' or 'teach' parts of the lesson.

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Poop-Deck Pirates

poop deck piratesFrom ictgames.com. Another version of the 'treasure chest' game in which children have to distinguish between real and nonsense words. Suitable for the 'revisit & review', 'teach' or 'practice' parts of the lesson. Also suitable for adult initiated learning (as it prompts you to have another try if you're wrong). There are 2 tabs for Phase 4, but the following Phase 3 tabs also contain  CCVCs or CVCCs (ie Phase 4 words): 'ai, ee'; 'ar, or'; 'ur, ow'.

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Letters and Sounds Bingo

letters and sounds bingoFrom ictgames.com. 2 games of bingo to play at Phase 4. Click on the link to print off the bingo cards. Select the game you wish to play, using the graphemes already taught. Push the fruit machine button to generate the first word. Get all the children to blend and read it before looking for the word on their board. Alternatively, don't use the fruit machine, just call out a word, get the children to orally segment it before looking for the word on their board. Useful for the 'practise' part of the lesson.

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Ladybird Lander

ladybird landerFrom ictgames.com. Call out a word of your choice and get the children to orally segment it. They then select the 3 ladybirds with the correct graphemes to sit on the 3 flowers. Press the buttons underneath each flower to hear the phonemes. Blend altogether as a class (the resource doesn't do this). Useful for segmenting and blending back during the 'teach' or 'practise' parts of the lesson for words containing short vowels only.

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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 writing words. Suitable for the 'revisit and review' and 'teach' parts of daily phonics lessons with large groups and also the 'practise' part of sessions with smaller groups when each child/pair of children have access to the internet. Less fiddly than using magnetic letters on a large magnetic board (if you are lucky enough to have one!).

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Writing Trays

Below are links to a variety of creative trays you can make and use in the classroom for children to practise writing phonetically regular words. 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 for practising the spelling of particular words. A set of picture cards could be left out for children to select from and write the accompanying word.  Also useful for writing activities with small intervention groups (the children would need a tray each).

Dinosaur Swamp

Autumn

Ocean

Rainbow

Snow

Valentines

Star Wars

Magical Fairy Dust

Moon Dust

Harry Potter

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