Rowsley C of E Primary School
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Group 2

Day 1:

Longer session as English 

Practise the sounds  s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, f, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa.

Say them out loud, can your child remember them and write them down?

Sing the alphabet

Introduce the sound oo with Mr Thorne and it is important to note that oo makes two sounds a long oo as in boot and a short oo sound as in book. Get your child to be a cuckoo – see jolly phonics rhyme and actions


Ask your child to write oo in the air or on the ground.


Day 2:

Show the letters oo  – what two sounds does it make? Refer back to cuckoo rhyme.

Show the words: look, foot, book, good, took, too, zoo, boot, hoof, food, moon.

Read the captions: I go to the moon in a boat. It is fun to go to the zoo. The foal had a pain in his hoof.


Day 3:

Introduce the phoneme ar by watching Mr Thorne and jolly phonics skip to 11 mins and 52 seconds

Get children to write ar in the air and in their books. Read and write the words:  car, bark, hard, star, zoom, wool, root, lar, tark, pard, noom


Day 4:

Write the words: no, go. Read them together and write them together. Recap on the sounds of the week ‘oo’ (long and short) and ‘ar’ 

Read the words: look, foot, too, zoom, food, card, cart, hard, jar, park. Write them on scraps of paper to hide around the house and find – run around and find the words, read them as they find them, looking at the sounds carefully.

Ask your child to write This book is cool. This book is fun. This book is good. on pieces of paper – can they put the notes inside their favourite books at home?


Day 5:

Read the comics and


Group 3

Day 1 : Longer session to be done as English

Practise the following sounds  qu, sh, ch, th – make the actions for sh (shushing with finger over mouth), ch (choo-choo arm actions), th (sticking tongue out as a naughty clown). Can your child write these sounds down?

Ask your child to write the words – ship, shop, shell, chip, chop, chin, thin, that, this

In their writing books can they write: This shell is big. The shop sells fish and chips. That fish is thin. I can chop that.

They can write the sentences and illustrate.

Day 2

Practise All the sounds -  s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, f, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, x, y, z, qu, sh, ch + th 

Most of the sounds can be done on phonics play - free log in,  click on resources,  flashcards speed trial, start, phase 2 (you could try phase 2&3)

Introduce the sound ‘ng’ watch and sing with the actions and also watch Mr Thorne

Practice writing and saying ‘ng’ can – say ng is in strong – can they be strong men/women and lift various things around the house/garden

Day 3

Sing ng with actions from Day 2. Write the words sing, ring and ping-pong with your child.

Help them read the captions: I can sing, I can ring, I can ping-pong, I can sing a song. I can run along. I can be a king. Can they act them out as they read them?

Day 4

Sing the alphabet – take care to say it slowly in the middle so you can hear the L, M, N , O, P bit

Today is the ai sound watch to get the action and sound then alphablocks

Practice writing the sound ‘ai’ in the air, on their hand with their finger

Day 5

Remind your child of the ai sound and watch Mr Thorne

Read the words: wait, hail, pain, aim, sail, main, tail, rain, bait.

Together read the captions: I will wait for a taxi. The cat has a long tail. I sang a song in the rain. What are the ‘ai’ words?