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Phonics routines

Things to remind children to do and to help with good listening

 

Five rules of good listening

  1. Good looking, at the person
  2. Fingers still
  3. Lips closed
  4. Ears open
  5. Brain switched on

High 5 for listening

Expectation reminders for listening

Tuning in to listening

  1. Have a toy eg-bear who reminds children what to do with signs for listening etc.

Click here for a parent/ carer guide to promoting listening.

2. Brain Gym-Activities to help switch brain on and get children ready to learn:

3. Sing routine starter rhymes to signal to children that their work session is about to start:

 

Hello song:

 

 

 

“Come on everybody, 

Let’s say hello, Say hello,

Say hello,

Come on everybody, 

Let’s say hello,

Say hello, 

Together.”

Say hello song

Part of phonics routine

4. Sing routine ending rhymes to signal to children that their work session is about to end:

 

Good bye song

 

“Come on everybody, 

Let’s wave goodbye, Wave goodbye,

Wave goodbye,

Come on everybody,

Let’s wave goodbye,

Wave goodbye,

Together.”

Wave goodbye song

End of phonics routine

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