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Group 1 Monday - Thursday as Below (Group 2 & 3 follow)

What are vowels and which letters make up the 5 vowels?

Watch the complete:

Group 1 Tuesday

  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

Group 1 Wednesday

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



Group 1 Thursday

Revise all the digraphs that lead with a vowel in phase 5 on the game ‘Buried Treasure’

Group 2 Monday

Split a_e – task using the words below think of a few sentences for a mini story about a brave run-away cake. Use as many of the words as you can.

baked   cakes   taken   flames   escape    brave    shake    brake   chase   shave


Group 2 Tuesday

ie    igh    i_e    y

ie – tie – action to straighten your tie

igh – like high – action to jump high

i_e like five – action to give five (hand)

y – like fly – action to put arms out and fly

Adult to call out the words below to the child and the child to think which digraph is correct and to complete the action. Reverse and then child read out the words and adult to complete the action.

fly     light     knight      thigh     cry     apply     kite    why     bite      dried   spy      tie


Group 2 Wednesday

Y turned to ies or ied can you put these words into 2 other versions either with the y on the end as the original word or changing from singular to plural with an ‘ies’ (can also change a verb from future to present). ied – is past.

Spy –

Tried –

Pie –

Cries –

Fries –

Reply –

Group 2 Thursday


bright     nightmare     right     highlight     delighted     highway  

Draw a little picture to  explain this word.  

Group 3   Monday

Revision of spelling of kn words

Known , kneed, knock, kneel, know, knife

Write the words out but make the k look different somehow to all the other letters to show that it is silent.


Group 3 Tuesday

gn words

gnarling, gnashing, gnome, gnawing, gnarly, gnat

Make up a silly sentence/ poem about a gnome who can be described with the ‘gn’ words.


Group 3 Wednesday

wr    but again silent w.

Wrathful, wretched, wrinkled, wrong, write, wrap, wrecking, wrestle, wreak, wrung

Look up some of these words and decide if they can be a verb – a doing word or a way to describe a person i.e could as an adjective.

Place them into 2 different lists 1 for verb the action word and the other for the adjective.


Group 3 Thursday

le, el, al, or il

Adult to read out the word and children to write it into the correct group.

Apple, pencil, nostril, camel, squirrel, travel, middle, bottle, animal, metal, fossil, hospital, capital, table


Common exception word spellings…

Group 1 – what, why, afraid, Monday, door

Group 2 – child, children, wild, climb, Summer

Group 3 – improve, sure, sugar, eye, could

Group 4 – Christmas, wrong, saddest, squirrel, quantity


Ext – experiment, extreme, famous, gnashed, knowledgeable