Phonics Poems Matched To Anima Phonics

The phonics poem downloads for each phase (see below) can be used in different ways:

  • As texts for shared reading with the whole class.
  • As texts to use as models for writing in literacy lessons. Poems with patterns are particularly useful for this purpose.
  • As texts for guided/1:1 reading. Select a poem that contains the phonic elements a group needs to practise, as well as being at a suitable book band for the children to be able to read at instructional level (90-95% accuracy).
  • As texts to take home.
  • As texts for your reading corner.

The poems can be used in different formats:

  • Electronically: suitable for whole class shared reading or guided/1:1 reading on laptops/tablets.
  • Printed out onto card (some poems are longer and will need to be double sided) and laminated, so each child has a copy in front of them during a guided/1:1 reading session. These can then be kept in school with other guided reading texts.
  • Photocopied onto paper, hole punched and put into a ‘phonics poems’ folder for each child (a sample front cover is provided). This can be added to during the year. The children could keep their phonics poem folders in their drawer/take them home in their book bags and enjoy re-reading poems (one of the NC objectives). You could make a class one with all the graphemes covered in phonics lessons and leave it in the reading corner, updating regularly with additional new poems as new graphemes are learned.

The advantages of printable reading materials:

  • They are cheaper than published books, even with a similar amount of text at the earliest reading levels.
  • If a text gets damaged/lost, you can just print another one.
  • You can use them on tablets without having to pay an annual fee.
  • You can use them for whole class shared reading (again without having to pay an annual fee).
  • They can be kept by children (eg in a phonics poems folder) and re-read.
  • You can print them onto different coloured backgrounds for children who need this.

Feedback:

General comments:

'The children loved these sessions. They were all engaged and had lots to talk about.'

'Script was easy to understand for support staff.'

'Children were engaged by the poems and liked looking at the pictures.'

'All children were really engaged throughout the session.'

Impact after a week's trial:

'Children’s motivation to read definitely increased that week and I was pleasantly surprised to see  how engaged and motivated the children on Phase 2 were.'

Answers to the question: 'Would you consider using these/similar poems regularly to support your teaching of phonics? Why/why not?'

'Definitely! They are short and engaging and cover the Year 1 sounds very well. These would be great for decoding, identifying sounds and comprehension.'

'Yes because it’s time efficient and you can check their phonetic knowledge within minutes rather than reading a whole guided reading book.'

'Yes I would as all children were engaged in the sessions.'

Phonics Poems Matched to Little Wandle: Samples

This download contains sample poems from Phases 2, 3, 4 & 5 matched to The Little Wandle LaS Revised programme and accompanying teachers' notes.

Choose a poem that is from the right phonics phase for your class and try using it for shared reading - you may find you can use it as a model for children to innovate on and create their own poems during literacy lessons (NB: Where tricky words are involved, you would need to have covered the spelling of that tricky word and this often happens in the following phase). Alternatively choose a poem that is at instructional level for a group of children/individual child and use it for a guided or 1:1 reading session.

If the poems work well for you, do let others know about them. You may consider buying the rest of a set to use with your class too.

Phase 2 Core Phonics Poems Matched To Anima Phonics

Ph2PoemsThis pack of 9 poems contains all the new learning (graphemes and tricky words) in Phase 2. There is at least one poem for each week of phonics teaching (from week 2 onwards). At the bottom of each poem is a note of which week of Phase 2 it links to and the new learning from that week which is practised in the poem. At the end of that line there is a guide to which book band the poem may fit with. Please note, these have not been officially banded – I have used my teaching experience to identify the most likely band.

Teachers' notes provide 'scripts' for each poem, which can be used for guided or individual reading. They could also be used to inform the use of the poems for whole class shared reading.

Topics covered include: the seaside,minibeasts, pets, nature, ourselves.

List of poems:
Weeks 1 & 2: Dad
Week 3: Kid
Week 4: On and in
Week 5: Pack the bag, No fun, Cat, Moss, On a log, Can I?

£17.91
Phase 2 More Phonics Poems Matched To Anima Phonics

Ph2PoemsThis pack of 13 poems contains all the new learning (graphemes and tricky words) in Phase 2. There is at least one poem for each week of phonics teaching (from week 2 onwards). At the bottom of each poem is a note of which week of phase 2 it links to and the new learning from that week which is practised in the poem. At the end of that line there is a guide to which book band (BB) the poem may fit with. Pa) = pink a), Pb) = pink b). Please note, these have not been officially banded – I have used my teaching experience to identify the most likely band.

Topics covered include: pets, art, clothing, sports, toys, shopping, fantasy, minibeasts, surfing, monsters, number, illness, seaside

List of poems:
Weeks 1 & 2: A tin
Week 3: A dog, Mop man kit
Week 4: On a sock, The run,
Week 5: Can I...?, The bus, A bug, I miss, Fun, fun, fun!, I lick, Lots of..., Ten

£25.87
Phase 2 Even More Phonics Poems Matched To Anima Phonics

Phase 2 Even More PoemsThis pack of 12 poems contains all the new learning (graphemes and tricky words) in Phase 2. There is at least one poem for each week of phonics teaching (from week 2 onwards). At the bottom of each poem is a note of which week of phase 2 it links to and the new learning from that week which is practised in the poem. At the end of that line there is a guide to which book band (BB) the poem may fit with. Pa) = pink a), Pb) = pink b). Please note, these have not been officially banded – I have used my teaching experience to identify the most likely band.

Topics covered include: the seaside, pets, toys, clothes, colours, shopping, picnics, exercise & sports.

List of poems:
Weeks 1,2 & 3: Nap, A cat sat
Week 4: Red
Week 5: The doll, Lin, A hat, No fun, Nan, I run..., Sit and sip, Ill, Off I go

£23.88
Phase 2 Phonics Poems Matched To Anima Phonics Bundle

This download bundle contains the content from the Phase 2 Core & Phase 2 More & Phase 2 Even More Phonics Poem downloads detailed above at a discounted price.

 

£60.89
Phase 3 Core Phonics Poems Matched To Anima Phonics

Ph3PoemsThis pack of 11 poems contains all the new learning (graphemes and tricky words) in Unit 1 week 6-12 (Phase 3). At the bottom of each poem is a note of which week of Unit 1 it links to and the new learning from that week which is practised in the poem. At the end of that line there is a guide to which book band the poem may fit with. Please note, these have not been officially banded – I have used my teaching experience to identify the most likely band.

Teachers' notes provide 'scripts' for each poem, which can be used for guided or individual reading. They could also be used to inform the use of the poems for whole class shared reading.

Topics covered include: camping, jobs, animals, people, tongue twisters, fantasy creatures/events, behaviour, pets.

List of poems:
Week 6: It is hot, Jack, Max, Kev and Will, Jack and Jill
Week 8: We can..., She sells a shell ship, I wish
Week 10: As mad as can be, I moan too much
Week 11: Did you?
Week 12: They are..., Not a pure sheep

£21.89