I was teaching a SSB (5 year olds) and they can be some of the most challenging students to teach – they know how to push their boundaries. So I decided to design an activity that was complex enough, but with a simple output that the students would be engaged, not over-worked, and be able to use their limitless supply of energy.
Students are able to practice decoding S blends interactively with students and teacher.
Phonics Flashcards (S Blends Phonics FC)
- Have every second learner stand up and move their chair facing the student on their right (back to the teacher)
- Demonstrate the activity – Student A with their back to the teacher has to run and grab a Phonics card, run to their partner (Student B) say the word and hand over the card. Then Student B runs to the teacher hands over the card and says the word.