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Songs for week: - Jolly phonics phase 3. - Phase 5 phonics song. - Tricky word song



Reception – This week we move are continuing with phase 5 phonics, if you feel your child is not quite ready, please do concentrate on phases 3 and 4. Just adapt the learning as necessary. Recap last weeks digraphs, introduce 'ir'         (sh-ir-t).  

 Adult to write: birdnest, girl, shirt, skirt, thirst, squirm, firm. Adult to then call out one of the words, can you (child) find, point to and read aloud that word. 

Year 1 - Recap last weeks phonics then choose some of your favourite soft g words and practise spelling them in a silly sentence.



Reception - Introduce 'ph' (dol-ph-in).... Say hello to Geraldine..... - Can you remember and write any words featuring 'ph'?

Year 1 -  What are vowels and which letters make up the 5 vowels?

Watch the complete:



Reception - Recap 'ir' and 'ph', introduce 'ie' (fl-ie-s), practise the formation of 'ie', then adult to say following words one at a time for you to write down ... pie, dried, cries, necktie, magpie, spied, tried. Can you write silly sentence: Morris the magpie spied a necktie .... or make up your own. 

Year 1 -  

  1. How many vowels are there in the English alphabet?
    (a). 4
    (b). 5
    (c). 9
  2. How many vowels are there in the given word: Cheerful
    (a). 4
    (b). 5
    (c). 3
  3. The consonants in the word “undo” are:
    (a). u, o
    (b). n, o
    (c). n, d
  4. How many consonants are there in the English alphabet?
    (a). 21
    (b). 26
    (c). 5
  5. Find the odd one out: u, x, t, d, f
    (a). d
    (b). f
    (c). u



Reception - Please introduce 'ue' (t-i-ss-ue) write out these words twice: due, argue, issue, rescue, barbecue and continue Cut them into little cards and place them facing down. Play the memory game and get your child to read each word each time they turn them over.

Year 1 - When two vowels go walking the first one does the talking. (This is a rule for most digraphs and if sometimes includes there being a y) ue, ai, ay, ea, ey, oa, oe, ie,

Watch the clip then apply to these words – use buttons and zips to identify the digraphs.

Spray       blue     chain     donkey     peach     float     hoe      tried   boast


Groan   pursue     rescue     painted    stray      paying     reached       beaked


Friday - Spellings & handwriting (Please click on star icon that is labelled 'other' for a repeat of last weeks handwriting)

Reception - what, don't, old, I'm, by.

Year 1 - people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called.