Phase 5c Best Bets and Application in Spelling

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Sandcastle Quiz

Choose which vowel phoneme you wish to focus on. A word with a missing grapheme appears. Select the correct grapheme from a selection given. If correct, you build a part of a sandcastle. 6 correct answers and the castle is complete. Suitable for the 'practise' part of the lesson on a day focused on writing, using application of best bets. Also great as an adult initiated activity left on the IWB.


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!).


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






Star Wars

Magical Fairy Dust

Moon Dust

Harry Potter

How to make lavender and glitter salt for a writing tray