This resource is aimed at infant pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on phonics. It is based on the initial S blends: sm-, sl-, sc-.
Cut up the sheets into 16 separate cards and laminate the cards individually. Pupils should look at the image on the left side of each card and place a clothes peg on the correct initial sound for the name of the image, from the three options given.
This is a way for pupils to demonstrate their early phonological awareness and their ability to blend an initial sound. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards. This resource could be used for a phonics station in a Literacy Station Teaching session.
An Assessment Sheet is included to keep track of a pupil’s progress on these words.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what phonics topic we were currently working on.
This resource could also be used as an independent task to be completed by a pupil in their work station.