Due to the recent years of disruptive learning, some of our KS1 and Lower Key Stage Two children could have some concerning gaps in their phonics knowledge. As the use of phonics is heavily emphasised in our National Curriculum, there could be a need in your school to fill in some of those gaps across these year groups and to perhaps attempt to accelerate the learning of skills and knowledge.
This Year 3 resource pack attempts to show ideas, activities and strategies to try and support these gaps in learning using a flexible route, to aid phonics recovery; to allow for the application of skills in both reading and spelling; and to focus on the main areas of revision, review and consolidation. The course will focus on encouraging the use of a spiral curriculum to support spelling strategies, through an understanding of reasoning for the letter patterns and spelling rules, building on prior knowledge.
We have included in the pack: 7 outline PowerPoints; an overview sheet for the first 7 weeks of the autumn term; a focus on the High-Frequency words and tricky words from Phase 4 upwards; Common Exception Words for Year 2; Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 revision; an introduction and exploration into 8 starter Year 3 Statutory words; and the gentle introduction to Year 3 National Curriculum expectations. We would encourage the use of online videos and games to enhance the learning of new graphemes.
This pack could also be used to support learning in the summer term.
An online course is also available where all the resources are included in the price: complete outline planning for EY-KS1; 21 PowerPoints (one set of 7 for Y1, Y2 and Y3); assessment grids; the complete high frequency and tricky word lists from Letters and Sounds in Phases as a PowerPoint; and The Teach Hub Phonic Charts from EYFS to UKS2.