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Phase 3 er ure

Hi. I hope you are keeping well and enjoying the lovely weather we have been having. We have finally reached the last few sounds of Phase 3 and then we will spend some time making sure your child knows them really confidently.

w.b. 1.06.20 – er ure

In our group this week we are going to learn about the last 2 sounds that are in Phase 3.

                                                                    

Lesson 1 - er

*Listen to the Jolly Phonics songs for phase three, The j sound is the beginning of Phase 3 and starts at 5 min 27 seconds, so you could start from here. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2wpdvv

*Today's focus is the er sound in rubber or mixer.

*Practice writing this digraph in the air/on your hand/in shaving foam or a thin layer of sugar, sand or flour in a tray, on a whiteboard or paper. I have included a photo of the action and formation so your child can see how it sits on the line. The action is pretending your hands are a mixer with hands circling together. Say the formation rhymes as you write them in lowercase:

e -  lift off the top and scoop out the egg.

r - down the robots back and curl over his arm.

*Practice: Can these words be written: mixer, fern, herb by saying the sounds heard first then writing them down. Try reading the er words on the video on Tapestry. Challenge: Try together.

*Watch Mr Thorne’s Phonics exploring er with Geraldine the Giraffe:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaxZN4BZjgc

*Challenge: Can you now write a silly sentence or question of your own using the er words in Mr Thorne’s Phonics? Eg. The lavender was up the ladder. or Was the mermaid in the herbs?

                                                                       

Lesson 2 – ure

*Use the Phonics Play website https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/Flashcards.html to practice the Phase 2 and 3 sounds.

Today's focus is 'ure' sound in treasure or pure.

*Practice writing this trigraph in the air/on your hand/in shaving foam or a thin layer of sugar, sand or flour in a tray, on a whiteboard or paper. I have included a photo of a slide with the action and formation so your child can see how it sits on the line. Say the formation rhymes as you write them in lowercase:

u - down and under, up to the top and down to the puddle.

r - down the robots back and curl over his arm.

e -  lift off the top and scoop out the egg.

 

*Can your child write the words: pure, cure, manure and read the ure words on the video on Tapestry. Challenge: Try treasure.

*Watch Mr Thorne’s Phonics exploring ure with Geraldine the Giraffe: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwCzf71flBA

*Challenge: Can your child now write a silly sentence or question of their own using the ure words in Mr Thorne’s Phonics? e.g. The mermaid has got the chest of pure treasure or Can the doctor cure the children?  Write your own sentence too. Decide which sentence is the funniest.

 

Lesson 3 – Practicing trickier trigraphs

*Today's focus is to review the trigraphs (3 letters making 1 sound) ear, air, igh and ure as these are always trickier to remember. Practice writing these in the air/on your hand/in shaving foam or a thin layer of sugar, sand or flour in a tray, on a whiteboard or paper.

*Ask your child to write these words on separate pieces of paper:- near, gear, hair, fair, high, sigh, cure, pure.

*Turn the pieces of paper over and play matching pairs. If they have the same trigraph, keep hold of them. Who is going to find the most pairs of words?

 *Can you read the ‘Simply phonics captions’ applying your phonic knowledge of Phase 3 sounds : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGECmpOwNEk Challenge yourself can you write at least one of the captions?

*Phonicsplay try the Phase 3 game: ‘Make a Match’ select any of the sounds your child finds difficult. https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/member-only/MatchingPh3Wk7.html

Additionally

•             There is a FREE game and short Poem on the Starfall website to practice phase 3 sounds and tricky words together as this has some difficult words (Please turn the sound off so your child can read the words) https://www.starfall.com/h/ftr-poetry/touchsky/?sn=ftr-poetry--fun-to-read

  • Read the Phoneme Spotter story ure (attached).

•             Oxford Owls Project X: Read, Write inc, Orange Band – A Vet’s Week: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/api/interactives/29264.html

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Cuthbert