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We use the terms 'code' for how it is written and 'sound' for the sound it makes when you say it.

This video shows how we pronounce the phonics sounds. They are called PURE sounds. They are very short and don't have the 'uh' after them-try saying b, c and d at the front of your mouth without the 'uh' sound after it. This means c-a-t with blend to say cat not cu-a-tuh! 
Try it!

 

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language.

This week we are learning 2 codes for the sound /ie/

ie as in pie and tie

and

igh as in might and Highfield

 

and two codes that both say the sound /ay/ 

ai as in rain

and 

ay as in pay

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /i-e/

Geraldine the Giraffe learns /igh/

This week we are learning

the qu code -it says /kw/,

 

and 

 

the ou and the ow codes that both say /ow/

YouTube

Learn the pronunciation and sound of codes- ow and ou.

1 Minute Spelling Strategy: Mnemonics!

This week we learnt how mnemonics can help us to remember the spelling of tricky words that break the rules.
We had a go at writing our own. Can you remember yours and teach it to your grown up.
Check their word has these letters in this order when you are finished.

s a i d

This week we are learning:

the code -y that makes the sound /ee/.

 

and

 

the sound /ay/ that is made with the code 'ai' as in rain and 'ay' as in pay and day

 

ee, ea and y | Similar Sounds | Sounds Alike | How to Read | Made by Kids vs Phonics

This video groups words with the same codes and makes silly pictures and stories from them to help you remember how to spell them.

Nessy Reading Strategy: The 3 Sounds of Y

Why is 'y' such an amazing letter? Because it makes 3 different sounds depending on the word! Remember which sound to use with the help of the yetis.

Nessy Spelling Strategy: When To Use ai Or ay

''ai' and 'ay' make the same sound, 'A'. This Nessy animation will explain which one to use.

ck

 

This week we have been learning about the famous pirate Blackbeard so we needed to know this code ready to write our descriptions.

 

Why not try making a story out of other Topic related 'ck' words. 

Blackbeard

deck

peck

wreck

shock

stuck

black

attack

 

Nessy Spelling Strategy: Cuddly C and Kicking K

ar

 

The first sound we have been learning this week is 'ar' because pirates use this sound all the time!

Use the videos below to recap and practise segmenting and blending and share your phonics folder with your grown up. 

 

 

'ar' Words | Phonics Phase 3

Nessy Reading Strategy: The Sound 'AR'

Pirates Say AR! (song for kids about the "ar" sound)


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