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Phonics and Spelling


Yr 1 R – Revision of Phase 5 digraph ‘oy’ – Button and zip the following words. One you have done this read the words and each time you say the ‘oy’ in blending put your hands to the sides of your mouth and shout ‘oy’.

Royster     destroyed      troy    cloy    droyp       royen     royal    annoying   joyful

Foyat      goyn    

Yr 1 S EXT – ‘ee’ discuss all the different ways you can spell ‘ee’ – ea, ee, ey, y, e_e

Today focus on ‘ee’ write out the ee as though it looks like a whoosh or the movement a bee would make. Draw a character to make the ee look long because it is what we call a ‘long vowel’ sound.

Words: bee, tree, three, knee, screech, street, breeze  

 Year 2 - https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/zx9ydxs

Possessive apostrophe – watch the input and complete the quiz.



Yr 1 R – Revision of the Phase 5 digraph ‘ou’ speed read… how many can you read accurately in 20 seconds. Can you get faster? (includes soft c – which is ‘ce’ and soft g which is ‘ge’)


Shouting     sound    pounded    discount    amount    crouch    bounty    dropout     burnout    flounder   lousy    lounge     flounce    bounce    slouch    pounce 


YR 1 S EXT – spelling of the ‘ea’ sound again this is what we call a long vowel sound.

Draw a picture of a beach and the sea in the image include a person speaking, a peak (of a rock or sand-pile), a beaker, a beam (sunlight), a bucket with a leak, an ice cream, a seal, a plate of meat on a picnic feast. Use all the words to label the picture.


Year 2 -

Rewrite each sentence out, placing the apostrophe in the correct place to show possession:

1)Davids sister painted him a picture.

2)They went to have dinner at Marys house.

3)They lost Bens football.

4)This is Joes hat.

5)Andy likes to sit behind the drivers side in the car.

6)The ladys car had broken down.

7)Petes dog has been missing for two weeks.


Yr 1 R- Revision of the ‘ew’ digraph – Play make an alien….. write ‘ew’ in the middle and choose a consonant to go at the start and a consonant to go at the beginning. How many silly aliens can you make? 

e.g     w ew t    - wewt               d ew p    dewp  what does this alien look like?


Yr 1 S EXT – ‘ea’ but pronounced NB these words are sometimes past tense. Meant, read, instead, head,

How many times can you write out each word in 20 seconds? Go!...

Year 2 -

 Rewrite these sentences so that they use a possessive apostrophe.

1)The teddy belonging to Sarah.

2)The car belonging to Anna.

3)The house belonging to Steve and Amy.

4)A new book belonging to David.

5)The photos that belonged to Mary.





Yr 1 R – Revision of the phase 5 digraph ‘au’ write out these words twice. 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.

Sauce     launched    staunch    haul    fraud

Yr1 S EXT ee, ea, homophones – same sounding word with different spelling and meanings.

  1. Lots of fish live in the ____________________.
  2. I ____________________ lots of fish at the aquarium.

3. ____________________ me at the playground tomorrow.

 4. We bought fresh ____________________ from the butcher at the market.

         5. Sunday is the first day of the ____________________.

         6. The boy was ____________________ after running around the park

         7. That cat will ____________________ food from the garbage.

           8. The bin is made of ____________________.

Year 2 – Adding a possessive apostrophe to a plural..

  1. The staff sat in the teachers room.
  2. The twins parents were very pleased with them.
  3. The boys football team needed their kit washed.
  4. The Smiths holiday has been cancelled due to bad weather.
  5. The pupils school needed a new roof.


Friday – Common exception word spellings…

Group 1 – ask, friend, school, push, your

Group 2 – pull, full, our, are, hour

Group 3 – because, after, fast, last, father

Group 4 – whole, who, any, many, clothes


Ext – century, certain, circle, bridge, complete

All the above in a document if you wish to print it.