Package 5-1: Phonics

In these phonics lessons your child will be learning the most regular phoneme (sound) that are represented by these graphemes (letters) /g/ /o/ /c/ and /k/.

Week 6 - Package 1 - Kindergarten English/literacy - Phonics

Things your child will need

Have these things available so your child can complete this task.


Back up

  • Decodable text or early reader which includes opportunities to practise these sounds.

Before your child starts

Make sure your child has everything ready that they will need at the start of the lesson. There are 2 video lessons for the week and 2 books to read throughout the week.

Check that the videos are working and that the volume is turned up for the video lessons. It will help if your child is in a quiet environment because it is very important to hear how the phonemes (sounds) are pronounced.

Print and fold the books.

If your child has already learnt these phonemes, this will be a good chance to practise and strengthen this learning.

What your child needs to do

In these phonics lessons your child will be learning the most regular phonemes (sounds) that are represented by these graphemes (letters) ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c’, ‘k’, ‘ck’. They will learn to recognise each grapheme, and they will learn to blend the phonemes together so that they can read and write words. Phonemes are introduced in an order so that words can be made straight away from the phonemes that have been taught.

What your child can do next

Your child will need to watch each video for their phonics lesson and then read the book.

Day 1 – watch GOCK Lesson 3 and read Book 3.

Day 2 – watch GOCK Lesson 4 and read Book 4.

These video lessons can be completed separately, or they can be completed as part of the suggested weekly sequence.

Check that your child is pronouncing the sounds correctly. Look at their mouth, are they forming the phoneme correctly? There will be questions in the video that your child needs to respond to. Encourage your child to respond out loud. You may consider pausing the videos at times if your child needs more time to respond to the questions. It is important your child says and hears the sounds as they see the corresponding letter on the screen.

When reading the books, support your child to look at the letters and say the phonemes that they represent and blend those phonemes together to read the word.

The independent practice activities can be completed following the lesson for further practice.

Options for your child

Activity too hard?

You can slow down the learning by pausing and providing more time to practise.

You can focus on being able to say the sound when the letter is displayed.

Activity too easy?

You could focus more on the blending of the words and manipulating the order of the phonemes.

e.g. “I have ‘gap’. Change a grapheme to make cap.” “I have cap, change a phoneme to make cop”.

Extension/Additional activity

  • Look for the letters ‘g’ ‘o’ ‘c’ ‘k’ and ‘ck’ around the house and encourage saying the phoneme that those letters can represent.

  • Brainstorm words that have the sounds in them that have been learnt.

  • Write the letters ‘g’, ‘o’, ‘c’ ‘k’ and ‘ck’ on post-it notes in both capitals and lower-case and scatter them throughout the house. Look for those letters around your home and say the phoneme out loud that is represented by those letters for more practise. Make it fun!

  • Re-read the books throughout the day. Read them aloud.

  • The lessons can be repeated at other times throughout the day for further practice. Repetition supports learning.

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