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Hello! It is us, your teachers, here to help you to continue the amazing learning that you have done so far with your phonics learning. This is why you are amazing readers and writers. You have made us so proud. x


Our Phonics Journey So Far...

Phonics is a tool and an approach to teaching children to read and write. The children have secured all of the Phase 2 phonemes. They can recognise them in written words, say their sounds out loud and blend those sounds to read. To write/spell words the children have learnt say the word they want to write, s t r e t ch i ng the word out loud to listen for every phoneme. They then recall how those phonemes are written and the letters that represent them. 

Moving On...

Many of the children have also secured the Phase 3 phonemes too. These are a little more complex as they are represented with 2/3 letters i.e. ai, igh. The same  applies here when it comes to reading and writing Phase 3 words. 

Moving On Some More...

Many of the children are learning Phase 4 at present. Phase 4 has no new phonemes. Instead it teaches children to tackle longer words that contain clusters of sounds at the start and the end i.e. tr i p, b a nk. It's trickier than you'd imagine blend just those couple of extra sounds! 


So here you have it! Please cover these phases and have LOADS of fun! There are some brill activities on the sites below!

Week Beginning 11th May 2020


To continue practising the activities and games previously mentioned and the ones added this week.

Phonics Play – Try playing Buried Treasure and Tricky Word Trucks

Twinkl – End of phase 3 Yes No questions PowerPoint, Phase 4 Yes No questions PowerPoint


Phase 4 Phonics 

You will find below a Powerpoint Presentation. It is a super, phonics phased collection of short, daily nuggets of learning for your child to enjoy.





Tricky Words


Mrs Cook's Class

These are the Tricky Words, by phonics phase, that the children learn throughout their reception year. Some of the children have secured the reading of them all and are now practising spelling them. Some are on phase 2 3 4 or 5. 

You'll find all of the Tricky Words for all phases below. It would be beneficial if you recap them all! To ensure they remain secure in their sight memories. Otherwise, the doc below will help you see what Tricky Words your child needs to learn next, following the last set given in school.


If your child is up to spelling them using the Look Say Cover Write Check strategy then please move on to the next phase of Tricky Words when your child is ready, using the LSCWC to help them to memorise and retain them.

Mrs Spooner's Reception Class and your High Frequency Words

Those in Mrs Spooner's class who have completed the first 100 High Frequency Words will be ready to embark upon the next set of words which are in the document above. These are called The Year One Common Exception Words. 

Finally, for this week, just in case this doesn't keep you all busy enough!


Here are a couple of links to interactive phonics games that are good fun and will consolidate and secure their phonics...


Here is an interactive Powerpoint presentation that will help your child to practise reading Polysyllabic words (basically longer words with 2 or more syllables/chunks!)

Welcome to Week 3 phonics folks!


Here are a Phase 3 and 4 PowerPoints to play the game Yes/No. Read the questions carefully and decide if the answer is Yes or No. You could use a thumbs up or down or write Yes or No down when answering. In this game the children are really reading for meaning. 

Phoneme Spotter Stories are another great resource to get the children reading carefully and accurately in order for them to find words that contain a given phoneme. They don't need to be printed off if printing is a problem. Just read them on the screen and them list all of the words you find. These Phoneme Spotter Stories are stories containing ear air ure and igh; yes! those tricky trigraphs!

Below you will find a PowerPoint of all Tricky Words from Phase 2-5. Use it for the following:

  • Reading practise
  • Look Say Cover Write Check (look at the word, say the word, cover the word up whilst you recall and write the word and then reveal and check 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
  • Put it in a sentence (either say a sentence verbally that contains the tricky word or write it)

During this half term we will be consolidating what we have learnt so far in reception and we will begin to explore Phase 5 of the phonics programme.


What is Phase 5 Phonics?

Phonics is a minefield! So far in Phase 2 and 3 the children have learnt one way writing every sound in our language. 

As someone learning how to read and write/spell it would be great if the journey stopped here and if there were no other alternative ways of writing/representing sounds (phonemes) in our language. The reality is that some phonemes can be written in several ways. For example the digraph 'ai' was taught during Phase 3. Here are the different ways of writing/representing it...

In Phase 5 of the phonics programme, children are introduced to these alternative representations. In this last term we'll walk them through Phase 5 slowly. 


The 'ai' digraph is a good place to start!

AI , A - E and AY | Similar Sounds | Sounds Alike | How to Read | Made by Kids vs Phonics

Help your children learn how the similar sounds AI, A-E and AY sound alike with this fun educational video series!

Here are some written activities to explore using alternative spellings for 'ai'...
Here is a little family game that you can play to practise reading words from the 'ai' family. All you need is a dice! 
Here is a little phoneme spotter story. Can you find all of the ai/ay words?