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Daily Phonics

Currently our phonics sessions are focused on spelling. It is very difficult for children to remember which spelling of a sound is used for each word. For instance, if they are trying to spell the word 'feast'....is it feest, fest, fiest?

In some cases, there is a 'best bet' - but not always. It is vital that the children get lots and lots of opportunities to group the words by spelling. Gradually they will begin to remember which spelling goes with which word. Please spend about 15 mins on these games each day. Remember, it is your child who should be doing the writing.

The week follows a pattern of games. It  would be useful to watch the short How To.. videos the first time you play the game, in order to get the most out of it. Happy spelling!

 

Thursday 21 January 2021 -spelling the ch sound can be tricky

Look at these three words. What sound are the red letters making?

 

                  church                              kitchen                      mixture

 

Yes! They all make a ch sound. This sound can be very difficult to try to spell.

Write these three words across the top of your paper. Then have a good look at the words below.

Carefully write them in three columns, sorting them by the way the 'ch' sound is made.

 

match          cheese            church       crunch     catch      picture       witch        cheeky  watch    

Did you notice that the tch spelling is often when the ch sound comes straight after a short vowel? Here are some common exceptions though: much, such, which, rich.

Can you put those last four words into the right column? Spelling isn't easy is it?!

Wed 20 January 2021 - Quick Write Words

Wednesday is Quick Write Words day.  Remember to see the short 'How to' video if you have never played this game before. Across the top of the paper, you need to write the choices:  igh     y    ie    i-e   i 

Today's words are: bright, lie, behind, like, flying, time, reply, kind, tonight, shine, tried, tight, try, replied, child.

Remember that it is your child doing the writing, not you!

Tue 19 January 2021 - Phoneme Sorter and Dictation

Remember to see the short 'How to' video' (in the star above) if you have never played these games before.

Dictation sentence: We had a delightful time by the sea.

Mon 18 January 2021 -  Phoneme Spotter

Remember to see the short 'How to' video (in the star above) if you have never played phoneme spotter before.

This week we are working on the 'igh' sound.  Our spellings to work on this week are: slice, quite, spite, shine, kind, behind

Phonics Mon 11 January 2021 - see the short How To... video to see how to play Phoneme Spotter 

 

This week we are working on words which contain the 'ee' sound. Our spellings for the test on Friday: eat, stream, dream, sea, see, teeth, people (tricky word) 

Best Bet

In the middle of the word: ee or ea

At the end of the word: y

If the word is very short: e

Phonics - Tue 12 January 2021 - see the short How To..video to see how to play Phoneme Sorter and how to do Dictation

Dictation sentence : I ate a feast of green peas

Phonics Wed 12 January 2021 - see the short How To.. video to see how to play Quick Write Words

Wednesday is Quick Write Words day.  Across the top of the paper, you need to write the choices:  ee     ea    ie    e

Today's words are: he, eat, she, pondweed, teeth, maybe, stream, dream, chief, sea, thief, me, be, see.

Remember that it is your child doing the writing, not you!

Dictation sentence: The lazy donkey went to sleep on the beach.

Phonics - Thu 14 January 2021

On Thursdays we work on our tricky words. Look at the words together, discuss what is tricky about them and then cover them and see if your child can remember and write them. Then uncover them and see if they were remembered correctly. Your child's tricky words are on the letter I emailed to them.

Phonics - Fri 15 January 2021

Please do the spelling test. The spellings to be tested are: eat, stream, dream, see, sea, teeth, people

New spellings for next week are: slice, quite, spite, shine, kind, behind plus if possible the tricky words particular to your child (on the letter I emailed). Please discuss these new words and make sure your child can read and understand them prior to learning to spell them.

Good luck everyone!

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