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Spellings and phonics

Spellings (Year 1 Summer Term) 

We are looking at consolidating the children's knowledge of suffixes and prefixes during the next few weeks. We would like the children to become familiar with vocabulary such as: prefix, suffix, root word, plural, past tense, present tense. This week we are going to be thinking about adding the suffix 'er' and 'est' to adjectives to compare size. 

The powerpoint and worksheet give you examples to practise either online or can be printed. Don't forget to also look at the Education City classwork. laugh

We are now going to practise applying what we have learnt in our phonics to our spellings. If children cannot spell a word in school, we encourage them to 'sound it out' and use their phonics to spell it. To do this confidently they must know the different ways to apply the sounds.

If you want some extra challenging work in Year 2’s folder you will find ‘Mrs Hart’s phonic activities’. Unfortunately, these will need to be printed to be completed. 

It would also help the children in their independent writing if they knew how to spell the Y1 common exception words and high frequency words. This is what we have been working on all year. We have included both lists here. Use the 'Look Say Cover Write Check' method (look at the word, say the word, cover the word up whilst you recall and write it. Check to see if you got it right). This is a great aide to learning to spell these words (that need to be remembered by memory) as they are not phonetically decodable.


Phase 5 (taught throughout Year 1)

Phase 5 work can be consolidated by playing games on the websites below. By completing these, children will be practising how to segment and blend words to read, recognising sounds and practising their spellings using sounds.


Phase 3 and 4

This is a recapping of Reception phonics and consolidating the recognition of sounds in words.