Another really quick and easy enhancement to set up. All you need is some really small text. I went for Phase 3 phonics sounds as this is what we were covering. But you could have tricky words or words all... Continue reading →

Another really quick and easy enhancement to set up. All you need is some really small text. I went for Phase 3 phonics sounds as this is what we were covering. But you could have tricky words or words all... Continue reading →

Number Writing Practice

Number Writing Practice - trace, write, paint over numbers using fingers, etc.Tap the link to check out great fidgets and sensory toys. Happy Hands make Happy People!

Sorting initial sounds from Rachel (",)

Sorting Initial Sounds--sort objects into corresponding initial sound hoop Small Group Instruction

This engaging activity is great for subitising and learning the first 6 jolly phonics sounds at the same time! Students roll a six sided dice and cross the letter which corresponds with the number on the table. First player to cross off all their sounds wins!

This engaging activity is great for subitising and learning the first 6 jolly phonics sounds at the same time! Students roll a six sided dice and cross the letter which corresponds with the number on the table.

Matching Initial Sounds from Rachel (",)

Practical Phonics Activities

Moonscape-  bag of split peas & a bag of beans, sprayed silver. Moon buggy - dumper truck covered in tin foil. Astronauts - printed out photos stuck on toilet rolls. Rocket - plastic cup with craft foam top & wings, duct tape windows. Playdough moon martians with, googly eyes & pipe-cleaners arms. Magnetic letters.. from Taming the Goblin (",)

Moonscape- bag of split peas & a bag of beans, sprayed silver. Moon buggy - dumper truck covered in tin foil. Astronauts - printed out photos stuck on toilet rolls. Rocket - plastic cup with craft foam top & wings, duct tape windows.

We have been searching the internet high and low to find THE best Tuff Tray Inspiration on the web!  From small worlds to sensory play to...

44 Tuff Spot Play Ideas

Can you find the first letter in your name can you spell your name? Use different sized magnets to activate fine motor skills.

Another chalk game!  Write the sight words on the driveway.  Toss a bean bag (or small stuffed animal) onto the word.  Read the word!  Amy

SIGHT WORD bean bag toss

SIGHT WORD bean bag toss or could draw letters on the ground and children jump to each letter to spell key words

'I Spy with My Little Eye'... limiting the choice of objects for this popular game - from Rachel (",)

Practical Phonics Activities

Phonics # 1 "I Spy Game" Provide small tangible items that students can group together with like sounds. (be careful with items and confusion: Spiderman and Cinderella, like pictured, may confuse a child)

Growing grass from seed, for small world play - do it over the summer ready for animal topic

Growing grass from seed, for small world play. I love this, we could add news toys each week, as long as we can keep the grass alive anyway!

Shake a cvc word... (",)

: SHAKE OF THE DAY! The special student of the day gets to shake the bucket when they arrive at school to see if he/she can make a CVC word. If the student makes a CVC word we will share it with class, and he/she gets a reward

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