Tips for grown ups:
We use the terms ‘code’ for how it is written and ‘sound’ for the sound it makes when you say it.
This week we are learning:
the -y code. (The dash means this is when it comes at the end of a word)
The sound it makes is /ee/ like in baby and mummy.
the /ay/sound. There is more than one code that says /ay/-We are leaning the ai code as in rain and the ay code as in day.
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 will blend to say cat not cu-a-tuh!
This week we are learning
the qu code -it says /kw/,
the ou and the ow codes that both say /ow/
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.
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.