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Teach your Monster to Read

 

If you like the look of it, you will need to register online and then will have access to another tool to be able to support your child on their phonics journey in a fun and accessible way.  The app can also be purchased for a one-off fee from the App Store or Google Play.

 

 

Please let us know what your child and yourselves thinks.

Many thanks - The EYFS & Key Stage 1 Team.

Letters and Sounds - information for grown ups

Today, the children and I looked at the characters in the Oxford Reading Tree books, we will meet them lots in our reading books:

 

 

Please look below for the videos that I mentioned in your child's reading diary today. I have also attached a downloadable booklet informing you about the progression in Letters and Sounds - usually in Class R children work on phase 2, 3 and 4 as the year progresses.  Letters and Sounds is the programme we use to teach your child synthetic phonics which helps your child to read and spell. Please, if you have any questions, contact us through the agreed channels - thank you.

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.Find...

Phonics Song 2 (new ZED version)

It's a phonics song with a picture for each letter. This version uses the name ZED for the letter Z. This is designed to help children learn the sounds of th...

Jolly Phonics | Alphabetical Order Sounds + Actions

View more videos, download resources, read guides and book a consultation at https://littlelearners.education/ I demonstrate the first 26 letter sounds and a...

EXTENSION IDEAS

Practice Blending Sounds for Reading- CVC Words

http://www.epicphonics.com/resources/phase/2 Check out our printable phonics resources and online games!This reading machine helps children practice blending...

Phonics at home

I hope your child is enjoying the 'Teach your monster to read' app! Here is another useful site for helping children with their reading. https://www.phonicsbloom.com

 

Homophones - can you hear them?

 

Teach Your Monster to Read - Free Phonics App!

 

 

The Department for Education has recommended a list of apps to aid children's learning during Reception and KS1. To celebrate being included on this list one of the providers of these applications has made their app free on ipad, iphone and android device. This is a limited offer until the Friday 28th February. Tomorrow!

We have the app installed on all of the ipads within school and will be providing KS1 children with logins next week. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of this short limited time offer. Your child will then be able to login with the accounts provided to them next week.

Letters and Sounds phase 6

Phase 6

 

Letters and Sounds with Mrs Evans

The children are working very hard to form their letters correctly when writing phase 2 tricky words. 

 

Phase 6 ing/ed/er/est

 

Letters and Sounds Phase 6

The present and past

 

 

We have been investigating what happens to the spelling of verbs when they are in the present and past tense by looking at the suffixes 'ing' and 'ed'.

Use this link to practise your understanding.

Letters and Sounds with Mrs Evans

 

 

What a busy week so far! We have been using phoneme fans and magnetic lettters to help us learn sounds and spell words.

Some children have been reading Phase 2 decodable words and writing them on whiteboards.

Here are some of those words: got, mum, his, big, not, him,dad and get

The seven ways of spelling /ee/ Phase 6

 

Letters & Sounds Challenge

Yesterday we tried to find as many words in 

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

The longest ones we have found so far have six letters - yippee and Christ.

Can you find a longer word?  Make a comment or bring your word in on a piece of paper. 

There's a prize for the longest word found!

Letters and Sounds phase 6

 

Letters & Sounds phase 6

 

Practise using the games to help you learn the spelling and the definition of the word.

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds Week beginning 12.11.18

 

 

This week in our phonics and spelling session, we have been investigating the homophones 'to, too and two' and identifying when to use which one.

We have also investigated other homophones and explained the meaning of each word. Here a few games to help you to practise this skill:

To earn a merit, choose 5 different homophones and write a sentence to show you understand the difference between the words.

 

read / redsteel / stealtour / torerose / rows
weather / whethermist / missedhi / highcereal / serial
scent / cent / sentbread / breddye / dieBoard / bored
not / knotsite / sighthigher / hiremind / mined
sawed / swordwould / woodbreak / braketire / tyre
heard / herdsome / sumair / heirgroan / grown
piece / peacenone / nunallowed / aloudroad / rowed
be / B / beeroot / routewhale / wailso / sew / sow
he'll / heal / heelflower / flourtoes / towssoul / sole
which / witchbear / baredeer / dearbite / byte
here / hear 

 

 

Well done children!

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

This week we have been looking at real and nonsense words with the trigraph  igh.

Can you sort the following words into real and nonsense groups? Good luck!

 

jight, high, might, quight, tight, moonlight, dight, midnight, bright, gight, fright, sunlight

 

Phase 6 Letters and Sounds

 

 

This week, we are recapping our knowledge of the spelling rules we have learnt so far.

Phase 6 Letters and Sounds

This week we have been investigating the spelling of words which have the sound /zh/ in them, as well as feather, heather, leather, weather.

 

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

This week we have been looking at final blends. Everyone worked hard cutting and sticking letters to spell cvcc words. Here are the ones we practised.

 

mp, st, lt, nt, sk    Have fun playing the game.

 

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds

Over the next two weeks we will be practising reading and writing words containing split digraphs. We will also continue reading and spelling high frequency words from the lists below. 

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds - adding the suffix 'ing'

 

We have been looking at verbs and adding the suffix 'ing'.

Can you speak through these verbs at home and explain what you would do before adding ing?

 

Letters and Sounds in Class R

 

Super learning in class R in our Letters and Sounds lessons. We have learnt lots of sounds and actions from Phase 2 already and have been practising writing them on whiteboards. 

 

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

This week we have been practising writing and spelling our tricky words. Here are the words we have been learning;

so, do, little, come, some, were, there, one, have, said (remember- Sally Ann is Dancing)

Thank you for your super listening and learning.

 

Letters and Sounds phase 6

We have been reading, writing and learning to spell the common exception words.  

Can you practise them at home too?

 

Letters and Sounds phase 6

With Mr Barwise, the children have been learning about the 'o' phoneme after a letter w and how often it's spelt with an 'a':

Children with Mrs Reckless have been starting to practise some dictionary skills.  Here are a few fun games to try:

Phase 2 with Mrs Evans

Practising blending for reading.

Here are some suggested words to use: mop,cat,man,sat,tap

We display the word with sound buttons underneath then they sound talk the word. Remember to do this when reading your reading book too. Keep working hard! 

Phase 6 - f or fe to ves

 

In Letters and Sounds we have been investigating what happens to single nouns when they end in an 'f' or 'fe' and we want to turn them into plural nouns.

Have a look at this powerpoint and talk about it at home with a grown up:

 

Phonics in Class R

Class R have been working very hard in their Letters and Sounds lessons. We've been practising our blending of CVC words and remembering our tricky words. To help us with our writing we have been improving our fine motor skills through Dough Disco.

Money, money, money!

 

This week in our Maths lessons, we have been working hard on counting the value of a different amount of coins.

We have been looking at amounts up to 20p, 50p and £1.00 and £2.00.  We have been counting in 10 pences, 2 pences and 5 pences.

 

Here is a link to the slides we have been using to help to practise these skills:

Play these games at home to practise these important life skills:

Good luck and happy counting!

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

We have been revisiting how to make singular words into plurals.

Great spelling children!  Have a go at the game at home - how did you do?

Letters and Sounds with Miss Tulley and Mrs Evans

In our letters and sounds we have been learning to read and recognise the phase 2 tricky words. These are words which cannot be sounded out, we have to learn them by sight and memory. You can practise these at home by looking for them in your reading books. 

 

Letters and Sounds with Mrs Rodgers and Mrs Boole

Since half term we have been working hard to read words with alternative pronounciations:

i - milk / behind, o - spot / don't, g - gap / magic, c - cat / ice, u - plug / unit, ow - cow / snow, ie - pie / belief, ea - meat / head, er - farmer / fern

We have been learning to read these tricky words: water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, mouse.

We have been learning to spell: little, one, do, when, what, out.

Well done everyone!

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds - Singular to plural

 

To earn 5house points can you make a list of 5 nouns which follow the above spelling rule? Good luck. 

Hard at work, having fun!

It was lovely to travel around school this morning to see fun learning in action in Letters and Sounds - all of the children were thinking carefully and trying so hard.  Well done children.

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Rodgers and Mrs Boole

Over the last 2 weeks we have been learning to read words containing the following sounds:

ay (play, say)

ou (out, about)

ea (read, meat)

ie (cried, replied)

oy (toy, annoy)

ue (blue, queue)

aw (awful, paw)

We have also been learning to read these tricky words: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless

In Letters & Sounds this week, my group have been looking at VERBS in the past and present tense.

 

We have spoken about their endings and how the sound of the 'ed' can change.

Look, cover, write, check!

We have been using this interactive spelling game to help us with learning our key word spellings.

Have a try at home - which level can you get up to?

Do you like the Look, Cover, Write, Check way of learning?

Phase 6 prefixes

In Letters and Sounds, phase 6 is all about prefixes!

The children impressed me with how many 'un' words they could remember and think of. Well done children! Can you remember what 'un' and 're' do to a word?

Over the next week, we will be exploring the prefix 'dis' and 'pre'. 

Phase 2 with Mrs Evans

This week we are matching words and pictures and practising blending for reading. We have also written some of the words ourself.

Phase 2 Letters and sounds with Mrs Smith

This week we have been thinking about our handwriting. The children have been practising writing both tricky and high frequency words. Well done, you are all working so hard!

 

Phase 6 phonics - using suffixes

Next week in our Letters & Sounds sessions we will be looking at a range of different suffixes - including -less and -ly.  Here are some interactive games we will be using to support our learning:

Phase 2 with Mrs Evans

We have started this term by practising previously learned letters : s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, and b.

I have also introduced f,ff   l, ll   and  ss.

Next week we will practise blending and reading the high- frequency word 'is'.

Keep working hard !

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Shelton

Thank you Phase 3 for a fantastic first week!

My group have been working hard this week on the 'ch' sound and learning our tricky words.  Please use your tricky words book mark to spot these words in your reading books.

Tricky words: you, they, all, are, my, her, he, she, we, me, be, was.Over the next few weeks we will keep working on these, so we can read and spell them confidently and we will be practising the sounds 'sh', 'th' and 'ng'.  We will also be looking at the alphabet, introducing the names of the letters.

Keep up the good work Phase 3

Mrs Shelton

Letters & Sounds Phase 6 2017!

This week in Letters and Sounds, we have been looking at the suffix - 'FUL' and thinking about how we can use it to create adjectives.  We have also looked carefully at the spelling of it and although it means to be 'FULL of" something, we only use 1 'l' on the suffix.

To earn a merit, I have sent home a word search activity to be completed,

please return on Monday, 9th January.

To earn another merit, can you make a list of 10 words which use the suffix 'ful'? 

Good luck!

 

Tricky words in Phase 5

This week in Phase 5 Letters and Sounds we have been focusing on tricky words. These are the words which we can't sound out so we have to learn to recognise and memorise them. 

Have a go at this game which will help to practise the Phase 5 words :-)

Phase 2 with Mrs Evans. We have been sound making in a mirror and discussing the way our lips move when we say different sounds. Set 3 letters will be introduced this week- g o c k .

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

 

This week in Letters & Sounds, we have been taking ownership of our own spelling and word meaning learning.  We have identified words which we need to spell and we have been using a variety of strategies to help us:

  1. We used Look, say, cover, write and check.
  2. We played games with the words we need to learn.
  3. We've used a dictionary to find out what the words mean.

We have had lots of fun with words.  Please look at the Spellzone website to continue this fun!

Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless

We've been looking at what happens to nouns when we change them from singular to plural.  We have been looking carefully at the spelling rules.

Can your child explain what is happening in the posters below?

 

 

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

 

As requested by the children, here are two links for the online games that we have been playing with irregular verbs.

Enjoy!

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds

In Phase 5 Letters and Sounds we have been looking at the split vowel digraphs. In a split digraph we pronounce the first vowel as the letter name instead of it's pure sound and the 'e' on the end is silent.  

Have a go at this game to see if you can make some words using the split digraphs. Can you list some of the words that you have made? Have fun :-)

http://resources.hwb.wales.gov.uk/VTC/16022007/wordmaker_vowels3/lesson.html

Phase 2 Letters & Sounds with Mrs Smith and Mrs Evans

The children in Class R are working very hard learning phonemes and writing the initial sound in words. 

PHASE 6 VERBS, VERBS,VERBS, VERBS!

 

In Phase 6 Letters & Sounds we have been looking at what happens to verbs when we put them into the PAST TENSE.  We have explored how the /ed/ can make 3 different sounds but still be spelt the same - /d/ as in smiled, /t/ as in jumped and /ud/as in painted.  How will you use this to help you with your spellings?

Some verbs completely change when they are put into the past tense......can you think of some verbs which do not just add the suffix /ed/ onto them in the past tense?

e.g.             write - wrote            speak - spoke

Make a comment of 10 irregular verbs and there's a merit waiting for you!  Good luck!

 

Phase 6 words with ing

 

We've had lots of fun learning the spelling rules for adding 'ing' to the end of verbs.

We've used this website - please have fun with it at home too.

http://www.spellzone.com/games/index.cfm?wordlist=1145

To earn a merit can you write down a list of 10 verbs which have to change their spelling when 'ing' is added to them?

For example write - writing, shop - shopping. 

Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless

In Phase 6 this week, we have been making sure that we can spell all of the ear 2 common exception words.  Show your Mummy & Daddy how clever you are.......

 

 

We have also started to look at what an ADJECTIVE is, a NOUN and a VERB.

 

 

We have also been looking at verbs in the present and past tense:

 

Letters & Sounds

Welcome back to our Phonics updates.

All group phonic sessions started again on Monday and the children have settled well into their groups and with their new phonics teacher. 

All Reception children will be staying in their classroom during the Autumn term to access their phonic learning with Miss Hill & Mrs Evans.

Children will access phase specific groups Monday - Thursday and then on Friday will join their class teacher to work on key words and spellings.

Please see below to see the phase and the teacher of that phase.

Mrs Hull & Mrs Hird:  Early Phase 3

Mrs Shelton: Later phase 3......moving onto Phase 4

Mrs Drury: Phase 4 

Miss Tully: Phase 5

Mrs Reckless: Phase 6

Please have a look at the Letters & Sounds section of the website to get regular updates of the words and sounds that your child is learning.  These will be posted fortnightly by each phase leader.  

We will be running a Phonics parent workshop during the Autumn Term.  Please look out for the date.  If in the mean time you would like any advice on phonics and how we teach reading in school, please do not hesitate to come and speak to either myself (Mrs Reckless) or Miss Tully.

Many thanks.

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

This week Phase 4 have been learning lots of new tricky words!

Please practise the below words at home ready for Tricky word bingo next week!

have, like, some, come, were, there, little and one.

Phase 3 with Mrs Evans

This week I will be introducing a few tricky words to the children these will be: he, she, we, me, be, was. We will be reading them, writing them and putting them into a sentence.

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

A huge well done to all of the children in Phase 4, you have been working so hard this week! We have been looking at some tricky words and writing them in interesting sentences. Please practise the following words at home -

said, so, he, me, she, was and be.

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

 

Children in Phase 6 have been working with Miss Grain to work out the spelling rules for words which end in 'le'.

Can you explain to a grown up what is happening to the vowel and number of consonants after the vowel in these words?

beetle battle kettle

The 3 words above are some of the words we have been looking at - can you think of any more?

1 merit for your comments, an extra merit if you can give definitions too.

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

This week the children have been practising blending words together by playing Blending Bingo. Please have a practise of this fun game at home!

Phase Four Letters and Sounds

 

Today we have played 'What's in the box' this is a set of words with corresponding word cards. The children choose a picture and find the corresponding word using their phonic skills to read it.In Phase 4 they blend an increasing number of sounds in order to read.

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

Well done to my group this week who have been working really hard! We have been recapping our tricky words and have learnt a new one. Please keep practising them at home! He, she, we, me, be, was, you, they and all.

Phase Four Letters and Sounds

In Phase four we like to have fun with our phonics! When we return from the Easter break will will start by looking at the 'ng' digraph. Can you read these words that end with the digraph ( -ng ) bang cling ding fang hung king strung thing wing 👍🏽😊

Keeping our spelling skills sharp!

 

Children in Phase 6 have been using these LOOK,COVER, SAY, WRITE, CHECK games to help them with their spellings skills.

http://http://www.ictgames.com/lcwc.htmlwww.ictgames.com/lcwc.html

http://www.bhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en20memo-game-look-say-cover-write-checkbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en20memo-game-look-say-cover-write-check

These websites will be useful to all children in Class 2 to help to keep their spelling skills on track over the Easter break.

Let me know which words you practise and which ones you get better at.  A merit for your comment.

 

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

We have been investigating contracted words and making sure that we know where the apostrophe goes in the word.

We have looked at words like wouldn't, couldn't, shouldn't, didn't, can't, won't, weren't, aren't.

Also I'll, we'll, she'll, they'll, he'll and we've, she's, he's, they've, I've.

Look out for these words when you're reading - what other ones can you spot?  

Write down any you find in a comment below.  1 house point for every one you find. 20 words earns you a merit!

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds

Letters & Sounds Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless

 

The children have been busy investigating how prefixes and suffixes change the meaning of the root word.  We have also been investigating how to read and spell these words.

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

Wow! What a busy first week back we have had. I am really pleased to say that all of the children have remembered all the sounds and tricky words that we learnt last term. Well done!

This week the children have been learning some new sounds and even a new tricky word -

ar, or, ur, ow and my

Keep practising these at home!

Phase Four

Here are the children working hard and enjoying reading CVCC words,matching the word to the picture and sticking them in their Letters and Sounds book. A great activity!

 

Phase Four with Mrs Evans

 

Reading and writing words with the 'air'and 'oi' grapheme in them. Can you think of anymore?

Filling up with 'ful' - Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

 

 

This week we have been learning about the suffix 'ful'.  We have looked at the spelling of these words as well as their meanings.

We all hope that we can spell BEAUTIFUL beautifully!

Earn a merit and write a comment showing 10 words that have the suffix 'ful'.

Good luck.

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

The children have been working so hard over the last few weeks and have not only been learning new sounds but also learning new words!

We have been learning the following sounds -

x, y, z, zz and ch

and the following words -

he, she, and, the and to

Well done Phase 3!

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Miss Tulley and Mrs Boole

This week in Letters and Sounds we have been exploring alternative grapheme spellings. 

Have a go at this game and see if you can find all the different ways of spelling the 'ai' sound!

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/aiAltSpellings.html

Qu challenge - phase 6

 

An  extension of our Letters and Sounds work this week is coming home with the children tonight.  The children have found some usual 'qu' words.  Children, can you find out what they mean?  There are 10 house points for every definition you write and 1 merit for returning this work on Monday.

Good luck and happy dictionary reading!

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Shelton

Welcome back and a Happy New Year

In Phase 3 Letters and Sounds we will be working on the sounds 'ch', 'sh' and 'th'. 

Please support your children at home by practising blending these sounds in the following words;

chin, chip, chop, chug, check, such, chill, rich, much, chicken

ship, shop, shed, shell, fish, shock, cash, hush, rush

them, then, that, this, with, moth, thin, thick, path.

On Friday the children play 'Tricky Word Bingo', to support this activity please practise the following;

he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her.

Many thanks,

Mrs Shelton

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds

This week we are reading and writing 'tricky' words. He,she,me,we,be,have,like,some,come. We are also writing words in the correct order to make a sentence and reading sentences with tricky words in. Keep up the good work!

Letters & Sounds Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless

Happy New Year - we've launched QUickly into 2016 with a word challenge.

How many words can we find that have qu in them?

Make a list either on the website or bring it in on a piece of paper - prizes available!

Answers by next Monday please.

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

In Letters & Sounds, we have been revising the spelling rules and spelling choices that we have learnt this term; thinking carefully about how we can make the right spelling choice and how using  dictionary can help.

For the last week of term, we will be having lots of festive fun with words.

Earn yourself a merit and make a list of 10 words that you can make from......

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!

There will be a special prize on Friday for the person who makes the longest word.

Good Luck and Merry Christmas!

Thank you for all of your hard work this term.

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Shelton and Miss Longdon

Well done to Phase 3 for working hard on the sounds th, ch and sh.

We are now moving on to the following sounds;

ng - ring, rang, hang, song, wing, rung, king, long, sing, ping-pong

ai - wait, Gail, hail, pain, aim, sail, main, tail, rain, bait

ee - see, feel, weep, feet, jeep, seem, meet, week, deep, keep

Please support your child by practising reading and writing these sounds/words at home.

We are also currently working on the alphabet, recognising the upper and lower case letters and learning the letter names.

Thank you for you support,

Mrs Shelton

Do you know your sounds?

Please keep practising these sounds at home to help your child with their reading and spelling. 

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds With Mrs Shelton

In Phase 3 Letters and Sounds we have been working on the sounds 'ch', 'sh' and 'th'. 

Please support us at home by practising reading the following words;

chin, chip, chop, chug, check, such, chill, rich, much, chicken

ship, shop, shed, shell, fish, shock, cash, hush, rush

them, then, that, this, with, moth, thin, thick, path.

On Friday the children play 'Tricky Word Bingo', to support this activity please practise the following;

he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her.

Many thanks,

Mrs Shelton

Phase Two Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

The children have been working so hard in Letters and Sounds this week! We have been learning a lot about those tricky words that can't be sounded out which includes- I, the, to, no and go.

We will be playing tricky word bingo next week so please practise these words at home.

 

Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless

Children in Phase 6 have requested that this game link be popped on our website.  Enjoy!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en32tens-game-logging-tenses

Phase 4 with Mrs Evans

Can you guess which two syllable words we have been learning to read and spell today? 

 

      

 

We will be learning more throughout the week. Can you think of anymore?      

         

Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless

 

 

This week in Letters & Sounds, we will be thinking about VERBS;  we will think about what happens to some of them when we use them to talk or write about the past.  Can you write 5 examples of VERBS which do not just add 'ed' onto the end?  We call these IRREGULAR VERBS.

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds

Every week we continue to practise the recognition and recall of Phase 2 and 3 graphemes some of these are:

  • zz
  • qu
  • ch
  • sh
  • th
  • ng
  • ai
  • ee
  • igh
  • oa
  • oo
  • ar
  • or
  • ur
  • ow
  • oi
  • ear
  • air
  • ure
  • er

No new graphemes are introduced. This week we will be playing Pick a Picture they will be blending to read each word then finding the matching picture. Great for practising blending.

Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless

This week we will be having fun with compound words. Can you tell an adult at home what compound words are and then type in 10 examples. There will be a merit for your posts. Good luck!

Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless

We have been very lucky in school, as each class has received a new class set of dictionaries from our PTFA, we've loved using them thank you.

 

 

In phase 6 Letters & Sounds, we have been looking at our own spellings and thinking about how we can improve them, using our new dictionaries. Here is an online game, where you have to select the word that is spelt incorrectly and correct it. Let me know what you think of the game: http://www.funbrain.com/spell/

 

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds

This week we are exploring split digraphs. a_e    e_e    i_e    o_e    u_e

Follow this link for a game we have been playing in class! http://www.galacticphonics.com/longvowels/i-e/i-e.htm

Scroll to the bottom of the page on the web page and you will find a selection of games. 

Phase 6 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Reckless

Here's a challenge for you children.  Earn yourself a merit by popping on a post.

This week we have been looking at VERBS and the spelling rules of when we add -ing.

Can you think of 7 VERBS which need to double their last letter before adding -ing?

GOOD LUCK!

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be investigating what VERBS are and how the spellings of them can change when we add -ing and -ed to them.

This is a super game to practise those spellings.  Let me know what you think of the game.

 

http://www.missmaggie.org/scholastic/fishemup2_eng_launcher.html

Good luck!

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds

Welcome to all the new children that have now joined us in Phase 4!

When children start Phase 4 they will know a grapheme for each of the 42 phonemes. They can blend phonemes to read CVC words and segment in order to spell them.

No new graphemes are introduced. the main aim of this phase is to consolidate their knowledge and help them read and spell words which have adjacent consonants eg trap,string and milk.

The following tricky words are also introduced:

  • said
  • have
  • like
  • so
  • do
  • some
  • come
  • were
  • there
  • little
  • one
  • when
  • out
  • what    

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

Some children in Phase 6 have been working hard on their dictionary skills and will continue to do this, looking particularly at how the words are arranged and what the words mean.

Other children have been looking at silent letters, especially those beginning with a gn and a kn.  Children can you remember some of the words we have looked at together?   Please comment below.

Over the next week, we will be looking at spelling all of the tricky words so far and thinking about choosing the correct long vowel sound for spelling words that we use a lot. Please help your child to spell these at home.

Letters and sounds phase 6

Last week we were learning all about compound words such as car and park makes carpark. This week we will be looking at words beginning with un or dis. Can you think of any words beginning like this and post them on the website?

Letters and sounds with Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith phase 4/5

This is what we will be focusing on in our Letters and Sounds group over the next 2 weeks.

Recapping previously learnt sounds -

th, ng, ai, ee, ight, oa,

o, oar, or, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Reading and writing tricky words - were, there, little, one, they all are.

We will also over the next 2 weeks be looking at the Phase 4 High Frequency Words. A list of which can be found here:

Phase 5 Letters & Sounds with Mrs Smith & Miss Thompson

We have been looking at the alternative spellings of O (o, oe, oa, o_e, ow). Can you remember any of the words that we have learnt?

We've also been spelling words: little, one, do, what and out.

Please find attached the first 100 key words which we are learning to read and spell throughout the week.

Phase 6 Irregular Past Tense

This week, we are going to be looking at verbs which you can't just add 'ed' to when writing them in the past tense.

Which examples can you think of?

Here are some to start you off.....

catch = caught

sleep = slept

take = took

Phase 6 Letters and Sounds

This week in Letters & Sounds, we have been looking at what happens to the base word when a 'y' is added.

Children can you remember the three different spelling choices we had?

What happens to these base words?

crunch, sun, stone, run, fuss, shine, cheek, smell,

noise, fur, thirst, bone.

We then thought about how we could use these words in an expanded noun phrase:

e.g. The noisy brown dog was barking as the red tractor full of smelly straw drove by.

Can you write some sentences in the comments below, using the words we have been looking at?

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

The children have been working so hard during Letters and Sounds this week not only learning new sounds but also new tricky words.

The children have been learning the following sounds and tricky words - oi, er, igh, ear, air, you and my.

Phase 4 with Mrs Evans and Miss Longdon

Thank you to Miss Longdon for leading most of the sessions last week.

 

This week we will be having fun with non- words this helps with grapheme recognition and blending.

Here are a few of the non-words:

zort

fowd

thorden

theest

glorpid

Keep a look out for our Alien visitor!    

 

  

Letters & Sounds Phase 6

In phase 6 with Mrs Reckless & Mrs Boole, we have been looking at the different spelling strategies we can use when we come across a tricky word. These include mnemonics and counting the number of syllables in the word. Please try out this website to practise some of the skills:

 

Letters and Sounds phase 6

Adding 'ing' to verbs has been our theme this week.

We have looked at words which just add 'ing' and words which have to double the last letter before adding the 'ing'.

Can you write the rules below? Earn a merit if you can.

 

Earn another merit by telling us 5 words which double the last letter before adding 'ing'.

 

Good luck!

Phase Three Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

This week Phase Three have been working really hard on learning not only new sounds but also new tricky words.

Our new sounds for this week are -

ai, ee, oa, oo

Our new tricky words for this week are - 

we, me and be

Can you think of an interesting sentence that has a tricky word in?

Good luck!

Phase Two Letters and Sounds

The children have been working extremely hard recapping previous sounds we have learned and practising new ones.

Over the next two weeks we will be practising blending two sounds together to read words like at,it,in,on and is.

We will continue to recognise and read the tricky words I,to,no,go,the as well as practising pencil control and letter formation ready for writing.

Keep working hard and remember to read your reading book at home.

Phase Three Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

I am really pleased to say that Phase Three have been working really hard over the last two week learning and recapping all their sounds.

We have also been focusing on the following tricky words-

the, and, to, he and she.

Please continue to practise the reading and writing of these tricky words at home. 

Phase Four with Mrs Evans and Mrs Hart

We continue to practise previously learned graphemes and continue to learn new ones. All the children have worked very hard over the last two weeks saying and writing the tricky words:

  • he
  • she
  • me
  • we
  • be

and putting them into sentences. This week we will be using magnetic letters to make the new tricky words:

  • have
  • like
  • some
  • come

Letters&Sounds with Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith week comm 19th Jan

Hi all.

This week in our Letters and Sounds we are looking at the following :

spelling and reading the words were there little one

recapping: recap previously learnt graphemes – ch, sh, ng, ai, ee, igh,oa,oar,or,oi, ear,air,ure, er

We are also looking at all the Phase 4 High Frequency Words and using these in sentences in order to read and write them.

Phase 6 with Mrs Reckless & Mrs Boole

We had fun using this to explore VERBS today.

http://pbskids.org/lions/games/wordplay.html

Remember a verb is a DOING word.

Phase Two Letters and Sounds

This week we are revisiting the phonemes
s a t p i n and the tricky words I and to.

We will be practising the sound and action for each letter ( these are shown in your red sound books). We are thinking of words which begin with these sounds and will also look at letter formation ready for writing.

See if you can spot the letters we are practising at home or in the environment e.g on signs or packaging.

Letters and Sounds Update

Just a polite reminder that Letters and Sounds teaching is done on a cross phase basis in which all 6 phases are covered. We are very proud of our system which promotes the learning of each individual child.

Please note that during these daily sessions your child may not be taught by their normal class teacher.

Many thanks

Letters and Sounds Teaching Team

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds

 

We've been looking at how to make nouns into plurals by adding 's' and 'es'.

Can you talk to an adult about how you know to add 'es'?

 

 

Type 5 examples of words which add 'es' to make them more than one and earn yourself a merit e.g. fox to foxes and church to churches.

Try out this link to have a practise...... http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/en16plur-game-plural-fishing

Silent Letters in Phase 6

 

In Phase 6 Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless & Mrs Boole, we have been learning to use different spelling strategies to spell longer words  and also learning about words which have silent letters such as kn and wr.

Try out these links to practise choosing the correct spelling choice:

http://www.funtrivia.com/playquiz/quiz91441a7a400.html

http://learnenglishkids.britishcouncil.org/en/tricky-words/knit-knot

Here's a game we'll explore next week - it fits in beautifully with our Christmas play!

http://www.lancsngfl.ac.uk/curriculum/literacyresources/files/alpha/alpha.htm?s=44244157da7db97e428926bb9be49365 

Phase 4

Over the last two weeks we have all been working very hard in Letters and Sounds learning our Phase 4 graphemes. We have done this in lots of different ways. Today we got into 4 teams and when a grapheme was called out a team member threw a bean bag to the correct grapheme that was placed on the floor - this was great fun!

phase 5 letters and sounds week beginning 25th Nov

In Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Miss Thompson and Mrs Smith, this week we are looking at the following:

a_e as in gate, late,mate, came

e_e as in Pete

i_e as in fine, dine, time, shine

o_e as in role, pole, stole

u_e as in tune, flume, dune.

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds: Nov 3 - Nov 7

Welcome back to Phase 5 Letters and Sounds!!

This week we will be focusing on:

alternative pronounciations:  ow – cow – blow,  ie – tie -field,  ea  eat – bread.

Reading the words : water where who again thought through work mouse

many laughed because different.

Welcome back to Letters & Sounds with Mrs Boole & Mrs Reckless

This week we will be looking at words which are called CONTRACTIONS.  These are where two words are shortened and put together to make a new word.


Can you spot any of these words in your reading book this week or can you think of some of your own?  1 merit for your comment.

Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless & Mrs Boole

Children have enjoyed looking at the Phonics Play website and revisiting some of the sounds from phase 5 and phase 6 that we have been looking at this half term. 

Please have a look at the following links over the holidays:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase6Menu.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

Let us know which one was your favourite.

Class R Phase Two Letters and Sounds

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are now sending home Letters and Sounds books each Friday to help your child practise the sounds we are learning each week in school. To support your child’s learning please encourage them to practise the sounds and actions at home. Your child may also want to practise writing the sound or words containing that sound in the space provided on each page.  Please check the school website for Phase Two Letters and Sounds for further updates and information. Please ensure that your child’s book is returned to school each Thursday in preparation for the next sound.

I am pleased to report the children have done a fantastic job at lining up in the morning with the rest of the school. In order for this stage in their development to continue after half term we are asking all parents to drop off your child at the gate and wait outside of the school gates. As always members of staff will be on duty at both gates and in the playground from 8.50am.

Many thanks  

Miss Hill

Phase 4 with Mrs Evans

I hope all the children are enjoying Letters and Sounds as much as I am!

They are all working so hard and learning so much. Next week we will be looking at words using the graphemes:

  • ai
  • igh
  • oa
  • oo

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds: Week 6 13-17th October

Here is what we will be doing this week in Phase 5 Letters and Sounds .

We will be learning alternative pronounciations  I – fin – find,  C – cat – cent, G -  got – giant.

We will also be learning how to read the following words:

water, where, who, again, thought, through, work, mouse, many, laughed, because, different, any, eyes, friends, once, please.

Letters & Sounds with Mrs Reckless & Mrs Boole

This week we will be recapping on all of the spelling choices for the [phoneme /f/ - including /f/, /ff/, /ph/ and /gh/.

We will also be looking at /igh/ and look at all of the alternative spelling choices for this.

At the end of the week, we will be counting the beats in a word (syllables) and we will also be looking at words which are spelt the same but have different meanings for example:

 

Earn yourself 5 house points by either writing 5 words which have the spelling choice /ph/ for /f/ or 5 homophones in a comment on the website.

Good luck!

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds: Week 4 28th Sept -2nd oct

 

In Phase 5 Letters and Sounds this week we will be learning:

The sounds 'wh' 'ph' as in 'when' and 'photograph'

and the words in order to spell:

said, so, have, like, some, come, were, there.

Phase 4

Welcome back and welcome to all the new children in Phase 4. Over the last two weeks we have spent time going over Phase 2 and Phase 3 graphemes and reading and spelling CVCC words eg tent,bend,mend,hump,bent,damp.

Next week I will teach reading tricky words said,so,have,like,some and come and spelling tricky words he,she,we,me,be.

 

Phase 5/6 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Boole

This week we will be revising phase 5 graphemes looking at ew as in chew, ue as in blue, aw as in paw and au as in Paul. Can you think of any words with these graphemes in? Post them on here or write them down on paper and bring them into school.

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds: Week 3 22nd-26th Sept

 

Phase 5 letters and sounds week 3.

The children will be taught:

Graphemes for reading:

'oy' as in 'toy'

'ir' as in 'fir'

'ue' as in 'true'

'aw' as in 'paw'

The following words will be taught in order for the children to read them:

oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked.

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds: Week 2 15-19th Sept

In phase 5 Letters and Sounds this week we will be looking at the following:

Phonemes:

'ay' as in 'say.

'ou' as in 'cloud'

'ie' as in 'tie'

'ea' as in 'eat'

We will also be recapping previously learnt sounds 's a t p i n m d g o c k ck'

The children will be learning to read words containing these phonemes.

Phase 4

This week we are making our own 'I can' zigzag books to help us practise reading and writing sentences. Keep a look out for the photos of us making them! :-)

Phase Four with Mrs Evans

Well done to all the children in Phase Four Letters and  Sounds you have all worked so hard this term.

This week an Alien came to visit to help us with our grapheme recognition.

Have a very Happy Easter and I look forward to seeing you all after the holiday.

Phase 6 phonics

 

Over the next few weeks, we will be revisiting some of the rules we have learnt this half term.  

Please continue to use your dictionary to help you with spellings and finding out what words mean.  Have a look in a thesaurus too.

Please try out some of the games that are recommended for Phase 6 phonics on this website:

http://lesleyclarkesyntheticphonics.co.uk/index.php?option=com_content&task=category&sectionid=10&id=72&Itemid=34

Making words shorter - phase 6

Children in Phase 6 phonics have been investgating how apostrophes are used to make words shorter.

Here are some examples:

don't              can't         wouldn't         he's         I'm

Here are some online games to practise spotting the shorter words:

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games/contractions.html

 

Phase Four

A huge ' WELL DONE ' to everyone for working so hard to learn and spell the tricky words!

This week we will be moving on to spelling CVCC and CCVC words using large four - phoneme frames drawn on whiteboards and magnetic letters.

 

Phase 4

This week will be having lots of fun with our 'tricky words'.

We will be playing bingo again on Friday so keep practising reading and spelling them! Here they are to remind you : 

  • said
  • have
  • like
  • so
  • do
  • some
  • come
  • were
  • there
  • little
  • one
  • when
  • out
  • what

Using syllables and a dictionary

In Phase 6, we've been counting the syllables in words to help us to segment words when we are spelling them. These games help us to practise this skill:

http://www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary_games/syllables.html

We've also been looking at how to use a dictionary:

This is a fun activity to practise some of your dictionary skills:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/reading/dictionaries/play/

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

Well done to my phase 5 Letters and Sounds group, who have been working really hard this week!

Please can you practise the following tricky words for bingo next week.

Good luck!

oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked and could.

Now - is it 's' or 'es'?

 

FOX - FOXES

In Phase 6 Letters and Sounds we have been exploring plurals (more than one) and trying to work out whether we need to add just an 's' or an 'es'.

 

Here are some of the things we discovered:

"If it sounds like 'ers' then it's 'es' - like in foxes,"

"If it ends in an 's' or 'ss' then add 'es' to the end,"

" Oooh bench and church both end in 'ch' so add an 'es',"

"Words which end in 'zz', 'sh', 'x' all need the 'es' adding to the end when we are making it plural,"

BOX - BOXES

MAKING PLURALS

Which nouns can you think of which

have 'es' added to them?

Phase 6 ed = /d/, /t/ or /id/?

In Phase 6 this week, we have been continuing to look at the past tense.  We have been exploring how the suffix 'ed' can sometimes sound like a /d/, can sometimes sound like a /t/ or  /id/ but is always spelt 'ed'. 

Can you read these words at home and tell an adult what the'ed' sounds like at the end?

loaded            called        wrecked        grunted      sprayed        seemed             roasted    knocked         pushed       groaned        turned        floated         screamed         swooped     sorted           laughed        helped          cheated

As you're reading your reading books, can you find any more words which end in 'ed'?

Post a comment or make a list and bring it into share next week.

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds

We are looking forward to having more fun reading and spelling two syllable words this week.

How many can you think of ? Here are a few to get you started: lunchbox, postbox, helpdesk, treetop.

 

Have fun! :-)

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

Well done to my Letters and Sounds group who have been working really well on the following sounds this week - wh, ph, ew and oe.

This week I would like you to write a list of as many words that you think of which have the wh, ph, ew and oe sounds in them.

Please bring them in next week, good luck!

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

There has been some fantastic work happening in Letters and Sounds this week with all of the children working really hard on the 'zh' sound.

Please can you practise the following words at home - treasure, vision, casual, pleasure, leisure, television, beige, measure, usual and visual.

Phase Four Letters and Sounds

It's ' eyes down ' this week children! We will be playing tricky word bingo.

Here are the words you need to be learning:

  • said
  • have
  • like
  • so
  • do
  • some
  • come
  • were
  • there
  • little
  • one
  • when
  • out
  • what

 

 

HAVE FUN !      

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds

Along with your reading book homework, please practise recognising the sounds and reading the words that come home in your red phonics books on a weekly basis. 

This week you have been given the sounds qu, ch, th.

quack, quick, quilt, chip, chop, chin, thin, this, that 

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Miss Hill

Well done to all the children in Phase 5 letters and sounds who have been working so hard since we have come back to school!

Please can you practise the following spellings at home which contain the 'ou' grapheme- out, about, cloud, found, sound, scout, proud, sprout, mountain and loudest.

What are you DOING?

 

In Phase 6 phonics time with Mrs Rhodes & Mrs Reckless, we have been investigating VERBS or DOING WORDS. Have a little practise at spotting the VERBS.

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/grammar/verbs.htm

Over the next few weeks, we will be looking at past tense and what happens to the ending of the DOING WORDS including those which change completely

e.g. run - ran

 

Have a look at the link below to practise some of the changes:

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/resources/quizzes/phonics/ed/ed.htm

http://www.eslgamesplus.com/irregular-past-tense-esl-grammar-jeopardy-quiz-game/

 

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

Thank you all for working so hard this term. We have had lots of fun learning to read,write and spell new words and graphemes.Wishing you all a lovely Christmas.

 

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds Challenge

I wonder how many words you can think of which have the ' oi ' and  ' ow ' grapheme in them. Bring your list to Letters and Sounds by this Friday - Good luck!

 

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds

Reading and spelling two-syllable words is great fun! Here are the words we have been having fun with

  • farmyard
  • carpark
  • postbox
  • goldfish
  • dustbin
  • treetop

Letters & Sounds Phase 5 & 6

Have a look at the following links to practise some of the word level work from this week:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/longvow/poems/fpoem.shtml

http://www.firstschoolyears.com/literacy/word/other/prefixes/interactive/-ing.swf

Good luck and have fun!

 

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Evans

Wow what can I say, all the children are working so hard during letters and sounds and I am so proud of them! We are currently learning the graphemes - or, ur, ow and oi and reading the tricky words he ,she, we, me, be, was, my, you, her, they, all and are.

Keep up the great work!

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

This week we have been learning to spell the words-

little,one,do,when,what,out,so,said,have,like,some,come,were and there.

Well done everyone for working so hard.

Letters & Sounds Phase 5/6

 

This week in our sessions, we have been looking at words such as:

pleasure, leisure, measure and treasure

We have also been looking at the silent 'h' in:

why, where, when and wherever.

And revising the /f/ phoneme in words such as :

phone, Phillips, nephew, alphabet and photograph.

Letters and Sounds phase 5 with Mrs Drury

This week we have been looking at magic 'e'. The magic'e' makes the vowel say its name. Vowels- a,e,i,o,u.

a-cake,lane,safe,lake        e-these,Pete,theme      i-shine,like,slide,time

o-bone,stone,phone,cone     u-flute,June,rule,cute

Phase 5 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Drury

This week we have been learning to spell the tricky words-

oh, their,people,Mr,Mrs,looked,called,asked

Letters and Sounds Phase 5 & 6

 

We have been busy in Phase 5 and 6 consolidating our understanding of some tricky sounds and spelling patterns.

We will continue this week looking at words which have 'tion' in them and how letter patterns such as 'sion' and 'cian' can sound the same (pronounced /shun/)

television, permission, vision, electrician, accommadation, action

Can you think of any more words which have the /shun/ sound at the end?  

There is a merit for every 10 that you can think of (maximum of 12 merits given - thank you) - Please see mrs Rhodes or Mrs Reckless when you have posted your answers on the school website.

 

Thank you

Phase 3 Letters & Sounds

Phase 3 graphemes to learn: ch,sh,th

Tricky words to practise reading and spelling   no, go, I, the, to, we, me ,be

Keep up the good work you are all working so hard!

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Evans

Welcome back after what has been a wonderful summer.I am looking forward to teaching Phase 3 this term.

Here are the first set of letters and tricky words we will be learning: j  v  w  x   no  go  I  the  to.

 

Have fun!

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds

 

CVCC words to practise and learn:

  • hump         
  • band
  • wind
  • damp
  • bent
  • tent
  • lost
  • gulp

Phase 3 Letters and sounds- Miss Firth's group

This week we are going to be looking at the sounds qu, ch, and sh.

See if you can read and write these words:

quick, quack, chip, chin, ship, fish         

Can you think of  sentences with these words in?      

       

In phase 2 you learnt the tricky words:  I, no, go, to, the, into

This week we will be looking at the tricky word: me        

Remember that they are called tricky words because we can't sound them out and blend them!  

Phase 2 Letters & Sounds

We are learning to recognise and write all the phonemes from a up to z.

This week we are reading and writing CVC word containing the phonemes c, ck and m and putting them into sentences we can read.

A challenge for this week: See if you can spot tricky words ( the,to,no,go,I ) in books you read at home and school.

Keep up the good work! You are all trying really hard in letters and sounds. Well done:-)

of or off? (phase 5)

 for of and off!

 

We have been learning about the words 'of' and 'off'!

The children in our phase 5 group have been thinking of some sentences using these words. Can you think of some more? 

 

On 

we have also been focussing on the graphemes 'u' , 'oo' and 'oul' (as in put, look and could)

Can you think of any more words using the 'u' phoneme and these different spelling patterns?

Phase Four Letters and Sounds

Well done to all the children for working so hard in Letters and Sounds.

Here are a few words to keep you going over the Easter holiday.

  • What
  • When
  • Out
  • Floats
  • Soft
  • Pondweed
  • Trail
  • Creep

          HAPPY EASTER!

Phase Four Letters and Sounds

Here are some CVCC words we will be practising writing this week

  • went
  • jump
  • chunk
  • punch
  • shelf
  • thank

Phase 2 Letters & Sounds

This week we are learning to read and write words containing the sounds ll,ff and ss for example doll,huff and hiss.

We are continuing to practise the tricky words I, to,go,no and the.

Thank you to all the children for working hard and completing their red phonics book each week.

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds with Mrs Evans

All the children are working very hard with me I am so pleased with them. We will continue to look at tricky words like: were, little, there, one ,they, all and are.

We will also be having fun reading and writing Compound words like

  • milkman
  • carpet
  • paintbrush
  • football
  • pinball
  • fishpond
  • teapot

Phase 3 Letters and sounds- W/B- 04.02.13

This week in phonics we are learning the sounds;

ar  or  ur  ow

Can you read and spell these words?

Car, hard, born, torn, curl, surf, owl, cow, how, now

Keep learning the tricky words from previous weeks. This week we are looking at the word;

my

  

Phase 3 letters and sounds- Miss Firth

In Phase 3 letters and sounds we are learning the sounds;

ch   sh   th    ng   ai   ee   oa   oo

Try reading and spelling these words:

chip, ship, fish, moth, bath, ring, wing, pain, sail, feel, meet, coat, soap, boot, moon

These are the new tricky words we have been learning to recognise and spell:

he, she, me, be, was

Can you put these words into a sentence?

Fun Phonics in Phase 5!

 

Today in our Letters and Sounds session the children revisited the phoneme 'u' as in pudding. They also learnt about the alternative spellings for this sound- 'oul' and 'oo'.

       

'u'                                       

pudding                                                                                                           

awful                                                                                                                   

cushion                                                                                                           

playful           

 

'oul'

would

could

should

 

'oo'

book

blood

stood

flood

                                                                                                         

CHALLENGE!

Can you think of any more words using these spelling patterns? Remember though they must have the 'u' sound.  

Letters and Sounds Phase 5 with Miss Hickling

For the past two weeks we have been looking at the 'ai' family. We have been reading and writing words with ai, ay and  a_e in them. 

Can you read and spot the different 'ai' sounds in these words?

rain         day       cake      make      mail       pay       way       sail      wake 

Can you think of any more? If so then post them on here:-)

We have also been learning how to read and spell Phase 5 tricky words, we knew some of them already but some are rather tricky!!

Here's is a game to help you get to know them..

http://www.iboard.co.uk/iwb/Phase-5-Tricky-Words-Ship-750

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds

Here are some 'tricky' words and graphemes we have been learning this week.

Tricky words- said , so , have , like , come and some.

Graphemes- igh , oi , oa , ai , ee , ck , ar , er,  or , ch and th.

If you would like any help or advice regarding Phase 4 please pop in and see me.

Phase 5 Mrs Rhodes & Mrs Reckless

 

We have been looking very closely at the tricky words and thinking about how to spell them. We have been thinking about how to put them into sentences and where we might use the words.  Here are some examples:

many     any     treasure     pleasure

We have also looked at the spelling choices that we have for the phoneme /ee/.  We have been busy sorting and writing words which contain the different digraphs:

teach    money    chief    lazy   me    seen    complete

Can you think of any more?

Phase 3 Miss Firth

Please have a look to see the phonemes, key words and spellings that we are looking at in Phase 3:

Week 1 

Week beginning - 7th January 2013

Phonemes we have been looking at:

j     v     w     x

We have been learning to read and write:

jet, van, win, fix, cobweb, no, go, I, the , to

 

Week 2

Week beginning 14th January 2013

Phonemes we are looking at:

y     z     zz     qu

We are learning to read and write:

she, he, yes, yet, zip, zigzag, buzz, quick, to, the

Please help your child to say and write these sounds and words.

Thank you.

Letters and Sounds information Phase 6 Spring Term.

Hello all,

This is just a brief overview of what your children in Phase 6 of Letters and Sounds shall be learning over the next few week until February half term.

Note: This may be subject to change if children are really struggling with an aspect or we feel it would be beneifical for children to recap something we have already learnt in previous weeks.

Week 1 week beginning 7/1/13

Adding 'ment', 'ing' and 'ed' to words and slight 'w' and 'b'

week 2 week beg 14/1/13

Prefixes for example adding 're' 'un' 'pre' to root words and silent 'g' and 'k' words.

Week 3 week beg 21/1/13

Using and applying suffixes at the end of a word and words containing 'sh'.

Week 4 week beg 28/1/13

Using speech marks in our writing.

Week 5 week beg 4/2/13

Using the apostrophe.

Week 6 will be an assessment week where we can look at the children and ensure they are in the correct phase and we will look at what areas we need to focus more on next term.

Any uestions please do not hesitate to pop in and see us. We hope this will help you with understanding a bit more about our Letters and Sounds teaching programme.

Many thanks Miss Thompson and Miss Chapman.

Phase 5 Christmas time!

 

Thank you children for all of your hard work during our Letters & Sounds classes.  You always come ready to learn during our daily 20 minutes sessions in the morning.

To consolidate the work that we have been covering, please have a look at the 100 and the next 200 key words for reading and spelling.  Challenge yourself to think of exciting sentences to put them in. We have also included some links to games which look at the Phase 5 phonemes.

Download First_100_tricky_words

Download Next_200_tricky_words

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/freeIndex.htm

http://www.familylearning.org.uk/christmas_games.html

We wish you all a very happy Christmas and look forward to working with you again in the Spring Term.

Phase 5 WB 3/12/12

 

Take a look at the Phase 5 tricky words.  

We have been reading and writing them.

 

Can you think of 10 Christmas sentences to use these words in?

Good Luck!

 

AN EXTRA CHALLENGE:  Take a look at the link below and play the game or can you create a story with these words in?

http://www.iboard.co.uk/activity/Phase-5-Tricky-Words-Ship-750

Phase 5 W/B 26/11/12


Look at the links below to recap on the phonemes that we have covered this week during our Letters and Sounds sessions - thank you.

http://www.mrthorne.com/chask/

http://www.mrthorne.com/alternative-sh/

http://www.mrthorne.com/softg/

Can you explain how the bottle on this post was important this week? If you can, write it down on a piece of paper and bring it with you to our next Letters and Sounds session.  Any correct answer earns a merit.  Good luck!

Phase 5

 

These are the phonemes that we have been looking at this week.

                ew               oe               au            ey       as in screw   as in heroes     as in launch   as in trolley

Can you think of the alternative choices that you have for spelling these sounds?  

Earn yourself a merit by making a list of 10 words which have the above spelling choices in them or have the alternative spelling choices e.g. screw, boo, blue, flute, juice, group.

Earn another merit by writing 5 sentences which have some of these words in:

1. Superman quickly flew down to rescue the screaming girl! 

Phase 5

 

The children have been revisiting and investigating the following digraphs this week.  

/wh/          /ph/          /oy/           /ir/          

They have found words containing these sounds and have looked at alternative ways of spelling them, for example /ir/ also has the choices /er/ and /ur/.

The children have used the following link in class - have a try at home:

http://www.ictgames.com/lcwc.html

Phase 5 W/B 15/10/12

This week we have been having another look at the split vowel digraphs 'a_e', 'e_e',' i_e', 'o_e' and 'u_e'.  We have been reading, writing and finding other words in the dictionary which contain these split vowel digraphs.

 

Please follow the link below to have a look at the videos on the Espresso website:

https://content.espresso.co.uk/espresso/primary_uk/subject/module/frontscreen/item63425/grade1/

 

Can you think of any more words which have these split vowel digraphs in them?

Phase 3 Week beginning 15.10.12

We are looking at the sounds ...

 

air         ear     ow        or

 

Can you think of a word which contains each of these sounds and post them on here? 

Phase 5 week beginning 8/10/12

 

In Phase 5 this week we have started to look at the next 200 key words.  We have been reading, spelling and writing them in sentences.  We have identified the 'tricky' parts of some of the words and thought about how 'sound buttons' can help when spelling words.

Sound buttons

meat         repeat        graph

                    (3 sound buttons) (5 sound buttons)  (4 sound buttons)

The following powerpoint contains the next 200 words that we will be looking at in lesson time.  Please have a look through and read and spell a few at a time.

oh/o_e/oe/oa/ow I say!

 

In Phase 5 we have been reading, writing and sorting words which contain the phoneme /oa/.

Oh!          woke          toe          foam          show     

Earn yourself a merit and create a list of 15 words containing the /oa/ phoneme - you can use any of the spelling choices.

Phase 3 week beginning 8.10.12

This week we are looking at the sound...

igh

Follow the link for a video about the "igh" sound.

Letters and Sounds week Beg 1/10/12 Phase 6

This week we will be looking at and learning the following:

syllables - looking at how we can split words up into syllables and how rather than clapping the syllables in a word, when you say a word and your chin 'goes down' then that is usually 1 syllable....try it it really works!

Root words - we are finding root words for example the root word for the word 'excitement' is 'excite' and 'happiness' root word is 'happy'.

Enjoy!

Miss Thompson

Phase 5 Week beginning 17/9/12

 

We have been looking at how to make the right spelling choice:

For example: 'rescoo', 'rescew' or 'rescue'.

We've been speaking about how writing a spelling down can help to work out whether a word 'looks right' or not.

Spelling tricky words has also kept us busy busy busy!

some, come, were, there, said, so, have, like.

Phase 3 week beginning 17.09.12

Last week we looked the the phonemes...

sh as in shop          ch  as in chop       th as in thin      ng as in ring     

This week we are learning to spell and read the tricky words....

he         she       we       me        be       my

 

See if you can spot any of these sounds or tricky words in your reading book this week!

Phase 5 Week beginning 10/9/12

This week we have been investigating the different spelling choices for the phoneme /oo/.

 

oo                  ue                ew             u_e

as in moon         as in blue        as in new       as in cube

 

Challenge:

Post 10 words on the website that contain this phoneme - using any of the spelling choices - and receive a merit.

Good Luck!

'Phase 3 Letters and Sounds' W.B- 14.05.12- (Miss Firth's group)

This week we will be revisiting the new digraphs that we have learnt so far in Phase 3 to check that we are secure with them before moving on.

These are: qu, ch, sh, th, ng

Please learn to read and attempt to write the 'ng' words- ring, hang, song, wing, rung, king, long, sing, ping-pong

We will also be revising the tricky words from phase 2 and the new ones we have learnt in phase 3.

I, no, go, to, thehe, she, we, me,  be, was.

Try reading and writing some captions for the new digraphs:

Quit the quiz.

A man is rich.

I am in such a rush to get to the shops.

A moth is on the path.

Shelly sang a song to me.

Fish and chips.

A Challenge!

This week in our Phase 6 Letters and Sounds group we have been revisiting some tricky spellings.

You all did an excellent job at remembering the shape and spelling structure of words like: said, where, were, there, their and what. Later this week you will be identifying the spelling rule for adding 'ing'.

We also reminded ourselves of the importance of being able to spell the days of the week.

Can you remember the challenge you set yourselves?

If you can I may need to go shopping............................................................!

Phase 3 Letters and Sounds W.B- 30.04.12

This week we are going to be looking at the sounds ch, sh, th and trying to read some words which contain these sounds.

Please help your child read and spell some of the words below.

chop, chin, chug, check, such, chip, chill, much, rich, chicken

Ship, shop, shed, shell, fish, shock, cash, bash, hush, rush

Them, then, that, this, with, moth, thin, thick, path, bath

We willl also be looking at the tricky words he, she, we

Thank you

Miss Firth

Phase 6 Letters and Sounds

Our Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics

At our school we are ever striving to promote children's growing understanding of why words are spelt in particular ways,  with the aim of the children going on to apply it in their independent writing.

This process is supported in taught sessions in the school day and our Letters and Sounds Programme.

We do this through:

  • shared writing: the teacher demonstrates how to apply spelling strategies while writing and teaching proofreading skills;
  • guided and independent writing: the children apply what they have been taught. This is the opportunity to think about the whole writing process: composition as well as spelling, handwriting and punctuation;
  • marking the children's work: the teacher can assess their progress and their ability to understand and apply what has been taught, then identify targets for future improvement;
  • teaching and practising handwriting: learning and practising a fluent joined style will support your child's spelling development.

This week in Phase 6 we will be learning about spelling rules for adding 'ing', 'er' and 'est'.

Phase Four Letters and Sounds

This week Mrs Hird's group have been learning to read and spell some of the phase 4 tricky words.

  • have
  • like
  • some
  • come

They have also been blending words to read and segmenting words to spell, some examples of these words are: spot, trip, twin, swim, smell, clown, flag and frog.

Please remember that phonics is the step up to fluent word recognition. Automatic and effortless reading of all words- decodable and tricky- is our ultimate goal. By repeated sounding and blending of words, children get to know them, and once this happens, they should be encouraged to read them straight off in reading text, rather than continuing to sound them out because they feel that this is what is required. Please continue to support your child using 'silent phonics' for those words that are unfamiliar.

Next week (week commencing 30.4.12)

The tricky word focus will be on were, there, little and one.

The children will be researching the graphemes 'igh' and 'air' and will be encouraged to use a dictionary to find words with these spelling patterns. 

HAPPY READING AND SPELLING!

Letters and Sounds Phase 5 Week beginning 23rd April

Over the last two weeks we have been looking at the following graphemes:

ay              ou                   ea                 ie                  ir                 oy

Examples include, play, about, seat, tie, girl and toy.

We have also looked at the spellings of the following tricky words:

have, so, said, like, some, come, were and there.

Next week we will be looking at split digraphs.

Phase 6 Letters & Sounds WB 16.4.12

Last week we looked at verbs (doing words) and how these change when writing in the PASTPRESENT and FUTURE.  We also looked at words which end in 'ed' and identified whether the final sound was  a /d/ or /t/.

rounded    helped    turned    begged    hissed    wanted    sorted    hummed    

waded    washed    hated    greased    lived    robbed    rocked    

laughed    called    roasted

In future weeks we will be looking at the spelling rules for adding 'ed' to words.

Phase 3 'Letters and sounds' (Miss Firth) W.B- 23.04.12

This week we will be looking at the sounds 'x, y, z, zz, qu'

Please help and encourage your child to read and spell the words below.

mix, fix, box, tax, six, taxi

yap, yes, yet, yell

zip, Zak, zig-zag, buzz, jazz, fuzz, buzzing

quiz, quit, quick, quack, liquid

Tricky words:

We will be re-visiting the two tricky words from Phase 2 and learning two new words

the, to, he, she

Letters and Sounds Update

All of the children on our Letters and Sounds Programme have been working extremely hard and have made some good progress against their targets.

Following our end of term assessments there will be some changes to the teaching groups.  This term each member of staff involved in phonics teaching will be teaching a different phase therefore your child may stay in their classroom or move to a different room. The sessions will continue to be twenty minutes focussed time. 

The groups are as follows:

Miss Firth- Phase 3

Mrs Hird- Phase 4

Miss Hickling- Phase 5

Mrs Rhodes and Mrs Reckless- Phase 6

Some Key Stage Two children will continue to access Letters and Sounds sessions.  Other Key Stage 2 children who have been accessing Letters & Sounds will now be taught key spelling rules and patterns during their daily literacy lessons and classroom activities.

Please continue to look at the school website for weekly updates for Letters and
Sounds learning.  Here you’ll be able to see which phonemes and words your child has been learning to read and spell.

Should you or your child have any questions then please call in to see us.

Miss Firth- Phase 2 and 3 Letters and Sounds 'j, v, w' (W.B 16.04.12)

This week we will be moving on to Phase 3 in letters and sounds. We will be reading and spelling words that contain the sounds j, v, and w.

jam,  jet, jog, jacket, Jack, Jill

van, vet, Kevin, visit, velvet

will, win, wag, web, wig, wax, cobweb, wicked

Phase 5 Week beginning 26.3.12

This week has been an assessment week and all of the children have worked so hard - thank you.  The children have looked at the tricky words in phase 5 and thought of ways that they can remember the 'tricky' part.  The children have worked so hard on making sure that they can read and spell them.

oh     their     people     Mr     Mrs     looked     called     asked     would     should     could

Try these over the Easter holidays - have fun!

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/InteractiveResources.htm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures/phonics/sandcastle/flash/game.shtml

Phase 5 'ow, ou, ow'! (WB 19.3.12)

 

This week we have been looking at how the digraph /ow/ can sound different in words.  We have been reading and spelling words like:

down, cow, wow,  

flow, glow, shown, show, rowing boat, bow, tow, sow, grown.

We recapped on the digraph /ou/ as in scout, shout and about. 

We have also been using the games on this website:

http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/InteractiveResources.htm

Please note that there is some content of this website that requires you to subscribe (we have not) - we have used the free content and had great fun sorting the real and nonsense words. Have fun too and let us know how you get on!

Split Digraphs - Phase 5

 

This week in Letters and Sounds we have been revisiting the split digraph rule!

A split digraph is two letters, split, making one sound e.g. a-e as in make and i-e as in site.

a-e                            e-e                         i-e                          o-e                                 u-e

came                        these                        like                           bone                        June

made                        Pete                        time                           pole                        flute

make                        Eve                          pine                           home                      prune

take                           Steve                      ripe                            alone                       rude

game                        even                        shine                        those                        rule

race                          theme                    slide                            stone                       huge

same                        gene                        prize                           woke                       cube

snake                       scene                    nice                              note                        tube

amaze                      complete            invite                            explode                   use

escape                     extreme               inside                         envelope                  computer

Set yourself a challenge and create your own list of split digraphs.

Phase 2- 'Letters and Sounds'

Over the next few weeks we will be re-visiting all of the sounds in phase 2 to help secure our understanding.

Set 1: s, a, t, p
Set 2: i, n, m, d
Set 3: g, o, c, k
Set 4: ck, e, u, r
Set 5: h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

We will also be looking at CVC words which have these sounds either at the beginning, middle or the end.

Children will be encouraged to use their knowledge of the letter sounds to blend and sound out words. For example, They will learn to blend the sounds s-a-t to make the word sat. They will also start learning to segment words. For example, they might be asked to find the letter sounds that make the word tap from a small selection of magnetic letters.

We will also be practising the first five tricky words

to, no, go, I, the

Thankyou so much to each and every one of you in Phase 2. You are working so hard.

Phase 4 Letters and Sounds (w/c 12th March)

This week we will be reading some tricky words;

some, were, little, one, when, what, said, have, come, there, do, out, so and like.     

We will be spelling said, come, some and one.   

We will be using a dictionary to find words that contain these trigraphs-    

igh     ear     ure     air       

Thank you for working hard in phase 4 :)      From Mrs Hird     

Letters and Sounds phase 5 air/ere/ear/are (WB 5.3.12)

 

Letters and Sounds Phase 5 'ph' (w/c 27.2.12)


ph

Can you remember any of the 'ph' words from this week ?

Here is a little reminder!

alphabet     elephant     phantom     dolphin     Christopher     sphinx     phonics     Philippa      Philip

 

If you would like to set yourself a challenge you could use a dictionary to find some more (bring them to your letters and sounds lesson to collect a merit.)

Phase 5 'ue' grapheme

This week we have been learning to make the correct spelling choices with words using the 'ue' grapheme. Can you read these words and use them to write your own sentences?

clue     blue     glue     true     Sue     issue     tissue     venue     value     pursue     queue   

statue    rescue     argue    

 

High Frequency Words (Key Sight Word Lists)

 

The attached document is a copy of all of the first 100 and then the next 200 high frequency words.  There is also a copy of how these words are split into the different phases (2-5) as decodable and tricky words.  By the end of phase 5 children should be able to automatically read all the words in the list of 100 high frequency words and accurately spell most of the words in the list of 100 high frequency words.

Please help your child to recognise these words in everyday situations, such as on signs or in their favourite books or magazines.

Many thanks.

Are you a 'Letters and Sounds' superstar reader?

Have a go at reading and practising these high-frequency (common) words. How quickly can you read through them?

Tricky Words in Phase 5

 

There are 100 common words that recur frequently in much of the written material young children read and that they need when they write. Most of these are decodable by sounding and blending, however there are some words that are 'tricky' and have unusual patterns.

Please help your child to read and spell these tricky words in phase 5.

oh     their     people     Mr     Mrs     looked     called     asked     would     should     could

Phase 5 (20.2.12)

This week we have been visiting ' The 'oy' Family' in our Letters and Sounds lessons.

 

 

Can you read and spell any of these words?

boy, toy, joy, oyster, Roy, destroy, enjoy, royal and annoying!

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