Enhancing children’s phonic understanding

Keeping track of the phonics that pupils have learned can be something of a challenge. Not just because there are so many phonics in the English language, but because a phonic that one pupil may have successfully learned is not necessarily the phonic that another pupil has understood.

Our Phonic Limerick Friends resource gives pupils the opportunity to see and hear the phonic sounds repeatedly and in context, helping them to internalise the link between the grapheme and the phoneme.

The resource contains 26 humorous limericks, one for each of the letters of the alphabet and features characters with which the children will become familiar, characters such as Alfie the Ant, Bella the Bat, Danny the Dog, Frankie the Frog, and so on…

Each limerick contains at least 8 words using the phonic sound that is being focused on. For example, for ‘j’, they will see and hear: Jenny, jet, jumbo, jumper, jams, jiggles, jump, juicy and jelly, eg:

Jenny the jet flies through the skies,
In a jumbo sized jumper that covers her eyes,
It jams her jets,
It jiggles her belly,
And makes her jump into juicy jelly!

The pack of 6 Phonic Limerick Friends books are suitable for reading independently, for 1:1 reading sessions and reading in small groups.

Our Phonic Limericks with Zoë Zebra and Friends resource provides the pupils not only with the 26 limericks which can be found in the Phonic Limerick Friends book but also with a number of supporting reproducible worksheets and activities to reinforce their phonic knowledge.

What’s more, there are also a number of handwriting activities to promote correct letter formation.

The accompanying CD contains full-colour versions of the limericks which can be displayed on an interactive whiteboard, copies of the reproducible worksheets to enable easy printing, and Smartboard versions of the reproducible sheets.

Free sample teaching resources can be found on our website.

You can order in the following ways:

On our website. Click here for Phonic Limerick Friends and here for Phonic Limericks with Zoë Zebra and Friends
By phone on 01449 766629
By fax on 01449 767122
By email to orders@tradecounter.co.uk

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Filed under Early years, English, Key Stage 0, Key Stage 1, Nursery and Preschool, Poems and poetry

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