Junior Infants. Group 6 (Sounds and Blending Activities)
Ideas for Parents: 1. Encourage your child to say the relevant sound on the slide three times. Click on the speaker symbol to hear the sound. 2. Begin to encourage your child to find the sound in either the beginning, middle or end of each word e.g. /bin/...where is the /i/? (in the middle) where is the/n/? (at the end). 3. Encourage your child to sing the song to accompany the letter. 4. Revise all sounds regularly.
Can you make this sound? ng Action: Imagine you are a weightlifter, and pretend to lift a heavy weight above your head, saying ng.... Song: (Tune: If you’re happy and you know it) If you’re strong and you know it say “/ng/!” If you’re strong and you know it and you really want to show it... If you’re strong and you know it say “/ng/!”
Can you make this sound? v Action: Pretend to be driving along in a van, saying vvvvv....... Song: (Tune: Go in and out the windows) Drive Vic’s van round the village. Drive Vic’s van round the village- /v/-/v/-/v/-/v/-/v/!
Can you make this sound? Y Action: Pretend to eat yogurt from a spoon, saying /y/, /y/, /y/, /y/. Song: (Tune: Apples and Bananas) I like to eat, eat, eat, yogurt and bananas. I like to eat, eat, eat, yogurt and bananas - /y/, /y/, /y/, /y/, /y/.
Can you make this sound? x Action: Pretend to take an x-ray with an x-ray camera, saying ks,ks,ks. Song: (Tune: Skip to my Lou) /ks/-/ks/! Take an x-ray. /ks/-/ks/! Take an x-ray- X-ray of my hand!
Can you make this sound? oo OO Action: Move your head back and forth, like a cuckoo clock, calling u, oo; u, oo. Song: (Tune: Go in and out the windows) Who wants to be a cuckoo? /oo/-/OO/, /oo/-/OO/.
Vowel Diagraphs. We have learned these diagraphs. Please practice them regularly with your child. ieeeor aioa
Blending. Ideas for Parents. 1. With blending, the first sound needs to be said louder than the other sounds. 2. Parents should make the sounds in the word on the slide first e.g. /r/ /a/ /t/ and then say the complete word. 3. Encourage your child to repeat what you have just done. 4. Begin to encourage the children to blend silently.
Please encourage your child to make these words using their sound cards. Encourage them to sound out the words they have made. yumgoatjim sendhugwig parkgrainsail
Reading Sentences. The children will need lots of help and encouragement at this stage. You can help your child by sounding out the words in the sentence and then reading the full sentence aloud. Please use your finger to point at the individual words in the sentence. I have included some words from the children’s reading books in the sentences. These words can be read without sounding them out.