For each topic covered there are two pages of practical teacher’s notes offering activity ideas to help you make the best use of the resources and text provided.
Activities are clearly signposted to indicate whether they are most suitable for shared, guided or independent reading sessions and where relevant opportunities for writing and for developing speaking and listening skills are also highlighted.
To support schools using the phases of Letters and Sounds, references to grapheme-phoneme correspondences are kept in line with Letters and Sounds.
Across the three Make Phonics Fun books, there is a subtle differentiation in the level of the activities, to reflect a gradual progression in phonic understanding and decoding skills as the children move through Year 1.
For example, the activities in the autumn book introduce children to graphemes and their alternative pronunciations up to early Phase 5 only, while most split diagraphs are covered in topics for later in the school year.
What topics can be found inside each book?
• Make Phonics Fun – Autumn topics:
School life, Weather, Celebrations, Magic, Rhythm & Rhyme, Night time.
• Make Phonics Fun – Spring topics:
Spring, Colour, Food, Monsters, Homes, Dinosaurs
• Make Phonics Fun – Summer topics:
Holidays, Pets, Transport, Minibeasts, Fairytales, All about me.