Catch up phonics lessons for Years 2, 3 and 4 based on the Letters and Sounds Programme.
This document offers a series of phonics lessons aimed at helping children in Years 2, 3 and 4 who may have missed, or not fully understood, some of the crucial stages of systematic synthetic phonics teaching in the early years.
The units of work will be useful if some of your children are experiencing difficulties with:
• blending phonemes for reading and segmenting for spelling;
• selecting the correct spelling for long vowel phonemes;
• reading and spelling longer words containing adjacent consonants.
The lessons cover the alternative spellings of common vowel phonemes (Phase 5) and can be used flexibly to meet the needs of your children, based on your assessment of their current phonic knowledge. The simple assessment tool provided will help you to identify the phonemes you need to teach or to revisit, thereby filling crucial gaps in phonic knowledge.
Included also are six lessons which cover some tricky phonemes e.g. wr, ph, kn, gn, tch and softening c. These can be used at your discretion.
In addition, there are two blocks of work which address the teaching of Phases 4 and 5 tricky words. These sessions will help you to teach your children to read and spell these words automatically.
The lessons should be conducted three times a week by teachers or by trained teaching assistants and should be lively, exciting and full of fun.
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