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Letters and Sounds

Letters and Sounds
Whether you are a parent or teacher, you can use these free resources to help support the DfES Letters and Sounds phonics programme. If you're new to Letters and Sounds and want to find out what it's all about, visit What is Letters and Sounds to find out more. I aim to provide lots of free resources for parents and teachers who are following the Letters and Sounds programme. I've made a special effort to create themes which will engage all children. Looking around I have found resources on other sites which have lots of appeal for girls (flowers, butterflies etc.), but not so much aimed at boys' interests. Because of this I have chosen as my first theme colourful trucks, which I hope will appeal to boys and girls.

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Inference Riddle Game by Phil and David Tulga Inference Riddles- having fun with inference and prediction - Welcome to my page on inference riddles. It includes my free Inference Riddle Game that you can play right now on your computer. You will also find information on my expanded activity featuring 101 Inference Riddles . If you already have access to the expanded activity, please click here!

Editable PowerPoint Newspapers PowerPoint Template Views 925,852 Filed under Educational , Editor's pick, english, newspaper, resource, school We have just updated our popular editable PowerPoint newspapers. With these you can create your own news headlines, articles and insert your own pictures. Following a couple of requests, we have updated these so that you can now add in your own newspaper name. A few different types of newspapers are included in the template. Phonics SECRETS™ have a huge crush on each other, and whenever they have to stand ‘side-by-side’ in a word, they get so embarrassed, they always look down and say- “ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh…” Examples: August, awful, awesome, autumn These letters are very “prim and proper” little girls who are deathly afraid of mice!

Jolly Phonics - a child-centred approach to teaching literacy Jolly Learning What is Jolly Phonics? Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, who can see their students achieve. The letter sounds are split into seven groups as shown below. Spelling Banks y4 Word Bank (Go back to Spellings) Double consonants (Top of page) Double the letter after a short vowel in the middle of words. No words use hh, jj, qq, vv, ww, xx Homophones (Top of page)

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KS1 alphabet strips, phonics strips, tabletop alphabet lines - Alphabet and sounds Desktop alphabet strips (Ref: SB295) Print these out and laminate for children to use when working at tables. Each strip includes an upper and lowercase alphabet line plus keywords and a fun picture. Cursive desktop alphabet strips (Ref: SB369) Print these out and laminate for children to use when working at tables. Each strip includes the full lowercase alphabet in cursive script, together with uppercase letters and some helpful keywords. Alphabet picture mat - cursive (Ref: SB511) A printable A4 sheet showing all 26 alphabet letters in cursive formation, each with an accompanying picture. Alphabet picture mat (Ref: SB517) A printable A4 sheet showing all 26 alphabet letters, each with an accompanying picture.

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Phonology and the structure of language Phonology and the structure of language Jonathan Harrington Phonology: The study of the sound structure of language Does language have structure?