Words and Pictures: Phonics Year 2
Phonics Year 2 is a unit of the BBC Schools TV series Words and Pictures from the 2000s, covering English for Primary pupils.
A unit of Words and Pictures supporting spelling in the second year of primary school (or Primary 2/3 in Scotland), specfically the different ways of spelling the same sound.
Sophie Aldred is living in a special lighthouse which keeps words safe, using its light to highlight the rules needed to spell them correctly and relevant words out on the waves. She sings songs, looks through her telescope to see what is happening and plays with children around the seaside. A different celebrity reads each week's story.
Each episode also introduces a sound shell to hear how words sound, which Sophie collects together, plus animated characters Sid the Seagull who tries to spell words while flying through the clouds, Salty Sam's Squeeze Box, a sailor with an accordion on which he can piece together the letters and sounds of words then sing a song with the words, and Colin the Clam who presents a quiz on forming words in his Wonderful Underwater World of Words.
Magic pencil appears, writing out complete words, and presented as a 3D animation with the pencil itself shaped like a lighthouse.
Titles & Theme Music
Hello there my name's Sophie, I live in a lighthouse by the sea.
At night it keeps ships safe and sound, by day I like to roam around.
|1.||Ow/ou||10 Sep 2001|
|2.||Oy/oi||17 Sep 2001|
|3.||Ar/a||24 Sep 2001|
|4.||Oo/u||8 Oct 2001|
|5.||Air/are/ear||15 Oct 2001|
|6.||Or||5 Nov 2001|
|7.||Aw/au/augh||12 Nov 2001|
|8.||Er/ir/ur||19 Nov 2001|
|9.||Ear/eer/ere||26 Nov 2001|
|10.||Schwa||3 Dec 2001|
A quick guide to the stories included.
First broadcast: Monday 10th September 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 8th November 2006, 11:00am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA426E
First broadcast: Monday 17th September 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 8th November 2006, 11:15am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA427Y
First broadcast: Monday 24th September 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 8th November 2006, 11:30am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA428S
First broadcast: Monday 8th October 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 8th November 2006, 11:40am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA429L
First broadcast: Monday 15th October 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 15th November 2006, 10:55am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA430F
First broadcast: Monday 5th November 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 15th November 2006, 11:10am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA431A
First broadcast: Monday 12th November 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 15th November 2006, 11:25am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA432T
First broadcast: Monday 19th November 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 15th November 2006, 11:40am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA433N
First broadcast: Monday 26th November 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 22nd November 2006, 11:00am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA434H
First broadcast: Monday 3rd December 2001, 11:20am on BBC2 Last broadcast: Wednesday 22nd November 2006, 11:10am on CBBC BBC programme number: ESCA435B
|Summer 2002||Mon & Fri||11:20||BBC2|
|2005-06||Autumn 2005||Mon||11:15 & 11:30||BBC2|
The unit was also broadcast on the CBBC Channel 'Class TV' service of schools programmes:
- Spring & Summer 2003
- Autumn 2003 & Spring 2004
- Autumn 2004 & Spring 2005
- Autumn 2005 & Spring 2006
- Autumn 2006
|With||Ashley Artus as Sid and Colin|
Michael Henry as Salty Sam
Alan Rogers & Peter Lang
|Sid and Colin writer||Philip Hawthorn|
|Director||Sarah A. Miller|
|Executive producer||Sue Nott|
|Producer||Sarah A. Miller|
Video and DVD
The unit was released on video to schools, and later re-released as a Video Plus Pack and a DVD Plus Pack, bundled with the activity pack book.
A CD-ROM called My Spelling Friend, released in 2002, features Salty Sam helping pupils with their spellings.
A Phonics Clip Art CD-ROM was released in 2003.
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