Teaching Resource 1 – Learning Phonics

Name of teaching resource Learning Phonics Words and Pictures – Write a postcard.  
Weblink (if web based) 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/postcard/index.shtml

Who should this digital teaching resource be used with? (ie year/grade)

 Year 2

How should it be used? (e.g. individual, whole class)

Both. It can be used as an individual learning resource or it can be used with the whole class.

Which subject or learning area would it be most appropriate to use in?

 English/Language and Literacy

Identify the strengths of this teaching resource 

The sounds of the phonics are read out very clearly so it is easy to understand.

You can choose from any 10 postcards that all contain different phonics sounds so you can use the resource over 10 weeks focusing on a particular phonics sound each week.

The finished Postcard game postcard can then be printed upon completion.

Identify any weaknesses of this teaching resource 

The Postcard game goes on for only 5 pages with only a few phonics sounds per page so it can be completed quite quickly.

Explain any ideas you may have for further use of this teaching resource 

The website that contains The Postcard game has got a print out page so you can print out different phonics sounds worksheets that can be completed by the students after they have practiced that particular phonics sound postcard game.

You can print out the postcards from the finished postcard game so you could design a postbox with the students during an arts lesson, get them to paint it or decorate it and then have post the post cards to each other.

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