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Grade 2 - Term 3 & 4: Phonics

  • eng book1The Big Blue bus is a story about a young boy who was eager to ride the Big Blue bus to town with his mother but gets a surprise on the day of the trip.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Recognize vowel diagraphs and diphthongs such as ‘oy’, ‘oi’, ‘ay’, ‘ai’.
    • Learn to spell ten words a week taken from phonics lessons and sight words.
    • Read a book as a whole class with teacher, identifying the sequence of events and the setting.
  • english kingThis is an old village story of how a king long his dearly loved daughter lost his daughter because he wanted to dictate how her life should be and she had no say in her own life.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Express feelings about a story and gives reason
    • Answer open ended questions and justifies answer
    • Use terms such as noun, adjective and verb
    • Recognises common double consonants such as at the end of words.
    • Express whether the story was liked and is able to justify the response
    • Discuss different cultures represented in stories
  • english birdsThis is a South African Folktale based on a competition of the birds on who would become the king of birds. The winner of the competition is a bird that none of the birds had expected.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Recognises vowels digraphs e.g. ‘oo’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’, ‘ea’, ‘ai’.
    • Build words using the phonic sounds taught during the year
    • Identify key details in what was read
  • eng cowPendo our cow is an interesting story told by a young boy who tells the reader about his family cow.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Recognises vowels digraphs e.g. ‘oo’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’, ‘ea’, ‘ai’.
    • Spell words correctly using their phonic knowledge
  • Scared TumiWhat if there’s a monster under my bed?” Tumi is scared. Mama tries to show him that everything is okay.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Express feelings about a story and gives reason
    • Answer open ended questions and justifies answer
    • Spell words correctly using their phonic knowledge
    • Talk about personal experiences and more general news
    • Read aloud to a partner
    • Talk about personal experiences and more general news
  • Small birds big adventureSmall Bird loves the Giant. But where is the Giant? Small Bird goes on an adventure to find her.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to and repeat rhythmic patterns and copies correctly
    • Use terms such as noun, adjective and verb
    • Learn to spell ten words a week taken from phonics lessons and sight words.
  • The Rainbow CloudBorn a twin that must be sacrificed, Mkabayi faces a bully and scary ghosts. Will the bond with her sister Mmama save her?

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Discuss different cultures represented in stories
    • Recognises vowels digraphs e.g. ‘oo’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’, ‘ea’, ‘ai’.
  • The SeaOn a very hot day, a child goes to the sea, where she discovers a game she can play with the waves.

    Suitable for these activities:

    • Listen to and repeat rhythmic patterns and copies correctly
    • Recognises vowels digraphs e.g. ‘oo’, ‘ee’, ‘oa’, ‘ea’, ‘ai’.