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Leighton Primary School

Week 1

wb.20.4.2020  Hello Everyone,

Happy Tuesday! This week we are going to focus on recapping the Phase three digraphs (two letters making one sound) oa in goat and oo the long sound in moon. We are also going to review the trigraph (three letters making one sound) igh as in high.

Review: Each day go through the phase three soundmat or try out flashcards speed trial on 

Then practice reading and writing the phase 3 and 4 tricky words.

Lesson 1

Teach: - Today's focus is 'oa' listen to the jolly phonics song (  at 3 minutes 32 seconds on this link). Practice writing this digraph in the air/on your hand/on someones back/on a whiteboard or paper. I have included a photo so your child can see how it sits on the line. Say the formation rhymes as you write them in lowercase: o - all around the orange. a- all around the apple and then down don't forget the leaf. Look at the oa words on this slide and try to read the oa words using sound buttons to help you.

Practice: Now can you write the words: oak, road, croak.
Apply: Can you now write a silly sentence or question with an oa word in it eg. Can the Vet see my goat?

Lesson 2

Teach: - Wednesday's focus is the long vowel digraph oo in zoo listen to the jolly phonics song (  at 3 minutes 36 seconds on this link). This song also covers the short sound written the same oo in book we will cover this next week.

Look at the oo photos. Write the oo sound, remember the rhyme and try to read the words.

Practice: read the oo words zoo, food, soon and view the oa and oo films on tapestry. You can pause these if you need more time to read the words/sentence.
Apply: Play the game Picture Match with phase three digraphs on


Lesson 3

Teach: - Thursday's focus is the trigraph igh in night for this there is no jolly phonics song but the action is to point up high into the sky. Look at the igh photos attached. Write the igh sound beware of whether the letters sit on the line or go under the line. The formation rhymes are:
i - down the insects body, flick and a dot for the head.
g - around the girls face, down her hair and don't forget the curl.
h - down the horses head to his hooves and over his back.

Practice: Read the igh words high, night, fight and the short film on Tapestry.
Apply: Try to write the sentence: The moon floats in the night.


I hope you find these useful, please like 👍 this observation so I can see you have seen it and add a comment if you would like me to provide any further feedback. I would love to see the children's work so please add an observation to tapestry 😊.

I have added the supporting resources to Tapestry too. You may also find free resources to view and print on to support learning by typing in the search bar the sound then the word phonics eg. oa phonics. The workbook, phoneme spotter stories and board games are all good.



Added 23.4.2020: Friday's Tricky word Day lesson. 

I hope you have had a good week and enjoyed reviewing and learning the digraphs oa, oo (long sound in moon) and the trigraph igh in night. To start our Friday 'tricky word day' session, I would like you to practice writing the words: float, hoot and bright. 

Now review the tricky words by listening to the tricky word songs: 🎵   (Phase 3)   (Phase 4 part a)

👍Challenge yourself can you write any of these the words, without looking, three times?


Practice: 🧩Use the website to play the game Tricky word Trucks (select your own words then choose Tricky words phases 2-4 in the selection).        

✨ Can you repeat it and beat your best score? 

Finally you can apply your knowledge by:

🌞writing a tricky word sentence eg. She is so bright and will have a go.

🌞Trying an interactive wordsearch -  

🌞 Playing tricky word pairs -

Have fun, Good luck. 

Mrs. M. Wells