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To start use the jolly phonics songs to recap on previous sounds, focusing on the new sounds we have been learning in the last few weeks, this will help the children recognise the sound, say the sound and to do the action to match to it.

Jolly Phonics 42 letter sounds

In English, even though there are only 26 letters, there are actually 42 different sounds. This is because two or more letters together sometimes make just o...

Next is out memory words, words which we cannot sound out. Depending on your child and their ability you may want them to read either the phase 2 memory words or both phase 2 and phase 3 or to write them. You can't sound out a memory word, the children should just know them from memory.

Please continue to work on the children being able to read the first 100 high frequency words fluently without needing to segment and blend, please let your child's class teacher know how many of the words they can now read smiley We love hearing about their progress.


We are not going to be learning new sounds now until after half term, the next two weeks will be consolidation so we know the children are completely secure with their next set of sounds. 

Firstly get the children to say what sounds are in ai and ee and also for them to say that they are digraphs.

Can they remember what a trigraph is and can they remember the three sounds that make igh.

Then ask the children to write each sound, making sure they focus on their formation of all letters:

Now the children need to answer yes or no by answering the questions below, this shows if they understand what they have read.

 Using the pictures below can the children write the word to match the picture, all of these words contain our focus sounds above smiley The children need to be writing on the line, in one fluid motion and having beautifully presented pre cursive handwriting.

If your child is confident with remembering the focus sounds and writing the words for each picture then they can then move onto write the captions below that contain many of the phase 3 sounds we have been learning about:

A man is rich.

The ship hits a rock.

Bob sings a song.

Remember to send your work to your class teacher before you have your morning break laugh