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Keeping it Fresh! For Newbies & Veterans

Keeping it Fresh! For Newbies & Veterans

Mr Thorne is enjoying a well deserved week away from all things phonics related, so I’ll be writing his post this week and sharing some of my favourite Mr Thorne tips.

 
It’s best to keep it fresh to keep them on their toes.
 
 
Trying to keep phonics fresh and interesting isn’t always easy. With the expectation of daily lessons (even if they are only 20 minutes long) you can often find yourself using the same little bag of tricks over and over again which can become dull for you to teach and very often the children lose focus. Once they think they know what to expect they tend to switch off – it’s best to keep it fresh to keep them on their toes.

If you’re in need of some new phonic games and activities to add to your collection then take a gander at these – Mr Thorne’s Top 10 Phonic Games. What I love about these videos is that he models the games for you! How fantastic is that!
I don’t know about you but very often when someone tries to explain a new game to me I either just don’t get it or I play it and I know I’ve not pitched it right. He even has videos with commentary too so you can really get to grips with the ins and outs and fully understand the methodology that’s taking place within the games.

 
I really wish Mr Thorne had been around for me in my student days.
 
Every student teacher should be bookmarking these videos right now – I really wish Mr Thorne had been around for me in my student days. I’m pretty sure my phonics teaching would have been a whole lot better. All those phonics questions that I never wanted to ask because I felt like I should have known the answers…sound familiar?

Whether you’re new to phonics or a letters & sounds veteran you’re bound to find these videos informative & good fun – below is my favourite, enjoy!

Phonic Family Fortunes



Author: Christina

My name's Christina and I work over at Teacher's Pet. I'm the gal responsible for creating all the resources, answering emails and taking care of our social network pages. I'm a fully qualified teacher (taught mostly in lower KS2 but secretly 'Reception is my favourite'). Also spent a lot of time working with children and young adults with disabilities with a passion for working with those with ASD.

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