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Mrs Loxton's and Mrs R-P's Group

Welcome to your phonics lesson.  This week we will all work together on Phase 5b focusing on alternative pronunciations (different ways to say the same graphemes eg hot makes a short o in hot but a long o in cold).  We will begin the week by revising some of the learning from the end of the Spring term.  If you feel your child is not ready for alternative pronunciations use the link below to guide you through phonics this week or head over to Mrs Brookes Group pages for some revision there.  If you are not sure what your child should be doing please don't hesitate to email me for support.  

Start your session by spending 5 minutes practising these spellings.  If you finding them difficult just work on 2-3 of them today and add another word each day.

Revise spelling

little            when

one               what

do                 out 

Little is tricky because it has two t's and a pointless e on the end.  One is tricky because it doesn't even begin with the correct sound.  Do has a o making long o, like in no, go and so.  When is tricky because w is spelt wh.  What has two tricky bits, the w sound is spelt wh and the a is making an o sound like it does in was, wasp, wallet and swan.  Out uses the phase 5 ou not the phase 3 ow.   

Today we will revise the alternative pronunciations of i as well as the alternative pronunciations of o.

Remember i can make a long i sound like in tiger and a short i sound like in pig.  Now read these words and talk about the i sound.  Is it long or short?

child  wild  stick  tiger  wind  lion


If you need more practise at this try playing the game below and sorting the long and short i words.


Can you read o words too?  Have a go at reading these words;

do   to   cot   no  hold   trot 

Talk about which of these words make a long o sound and which of them make a short o sound.

If you need more practise at this have a go at reading these sentences containing o words;


To finish your session today read through the Y1 Common Exception Words.  Most of you can read most of these words now, if you are finding any of them difficult just pick 4-5 words to work on this week.   

Practise reading the Y1 Common Exception Words using this Powerpoint.