Lesson Observation: Primary – Key Stage 1 (KS1)
Year 1 Phonics
Topic: ‘ow’ sound
In this lesson the teacher uses the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme to develop children’s understanding and use of both the ‘ow’ and ‘ou’ sounds.
The year 1 group is given the challenge of sounding out both ‘ow’ sounds, and deciding which one to use. There are two phonics levels in this class, and a classroom assistant supports the lower ability pupils. Children explore speed sounds, and are introduced to a new book where working with a partner, they identify the two sounds in sentences. Group discussion, reading and writing activities reinforce the learning.
Duration: 35 mins