05/12/2022 - 09/12/2022
Focus: Phoneme /ear/ written as 'eer' and 'ere'
Phoneme /air/ written as 'are' and 'ear'
This week, we have been focusing on the above sounds. We have looked at words containing these sounds including 'deer', 'here', 'share' and 'wear'. It has been quite tricky when reading words which contain these sounds because children wanted to sound them out individually rather than focusing on the sound. For example, 'deer' - the children read 'd' 'e' 'e' 'r' rather than 'd' 'eer'. Please continue to practise these at home so we don't get tricked!
The children then had a go at writing some sentences that contained those words. Can you remember and write a sentence to show your grown-ups?
28/11/2022 - 02/12/2022
Focus: /ow/ written as 'ou' and /oi/ written as 'oy'
This week, we have been looking at the /ow/ sound written as 'ou' which include words such as roundabout, sound, pound, about and pouch. In addition to this, we have been looking at the sound /oi/ written as 'oy'. We looked at words such as oyster, destroy, enjoy and loyal. We had a good discussion about the meaning of these words and how we can use them in our writing. The children have enjoyed using these words to write sentences and didn't get tricked by the alternative spelling choices - well done!
21/11/2022 - 25/11/2022
Focus: sounds like /ur/ written as 'ir', 'er' and 'ear'
This week, we have been focusing on the alternative spelling choices for the sound 'ur'. The children had a good discussion about all of the different ways we can spell the /ur/ sound including 'ir', 'er' and 'ear'. We looked at words which contain those sounds including 'bird', 'serve' 'herb' and 'learn'. What other words contain those sounds?
14/11/2022 - 18/11/2022
Focus: /or/ written as 'al', 'aw' and 'au'
The children have been practising and building on their knowledge of being able to recognise and write words which contain these sounds. We have been discussing how tricky it is to remember what alternative spelling choices are used for particular words. We looked at words such as 'always', 'August', 'claw' and 'jaw'. Do you remember any more? Tell your grown-ups!
07/11/2022 - 11/11/2022
Phoneme - long /oo/ written as 'ew', 'ue' and 'u-e'
This week we have been focusing on the above diagraphs and split diagraph. The children have been looking at the alternative spelling choices for the long /oo/ sound. We have looked at words including screw, drew, glue, blue, cute and pollute. Can you tell your grown-ups anymore words that contain these sounds?
We have been focusing a lot this week on segmenting words and then blending them. For example, b-l-ue. The children need to continue to read lots at home, so we can develop their confidence with being able to blend some tricky words.
31/10/2022 - 04/11/2022
Focus: sounds like /igh/ written as 'ie', 'i-e', 'y' and 'i'
In Phonics, we have been learning all about the alternative spelling choices for the sound 'igh'. It begins to get tricky now because they all sound exactly the same but are spelt so differently, so the children had to remember what words contain the specific sounds. We looked at these words: 'by', 'time', 'hide', 'tie' and 'find'. All of these words have the same sound but are spelt differently. Can you remember any other words from this week? Tell your grown-ups!