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Week 5

wb 18.5.2020 Hello Everyone, 🌞Happy Tuesday!

The Government continue to offer Phonics sessions online, these are ok for general reviews of learning and offer 20 minute videos for your child to watch, they will need a pen and paper towards the end of the session. Click the link below:


In our group this week we are going to focus on recapping the Phase three trigraph (three letters making one sound) ure in treasure.



*Use the video on Tapestry to practice reading the trigraph words and sentence.

*Review your sound mat regularly can you think of words with each sound in them?

*Practice reading and writing all of the Phase 3 sounds using


Lesson 1

💫Teach: 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.


💫Practice: Can you write the words: pure, cure, manure and read the ure words. Challenge: try treasure.

💫Apply: Watch Mr Thorne’s Phonics exploring ure with Geraldine the Giraffe:

✨Challenge: Can you now write a silly sentence or question of your own using the ure words in Mr Thorne’s Phonics? Eg. The mermaid has got the chest of pure treasure or Can the doctor cure the children?  


Lesson 2

💫Teach: Wednesday's focus is to review the trigraphs 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.


💫Practice: Can you read the ‘Simply phonics captions’ applying your phonic knowledge of Phase 3 sounds : Challenge yourself can you write at least one of the captions?

💫Apply: Phonicsplay try the Phase 3 game: ‘Make a Match’ select any of the sounds your child finds difficult.


Lesson 3

💫Teach: Thursday's focus is to continue reviewing Phase three sounds. 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. Remember to consider where it falls on a line eg. is it a tall letter like t or a descender falling below a line like g.


💫Practice: Play the Read and Race game. To recap reading words with Phase 3 digraphs in them.  


💫Apply: Spell Phase 3 words (ch, sh, th, ng, ee, ar, ai, oa) using the Forest Phonics game

I hope you find these useful, please like 👍 this observation on Tapestry 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 😊.

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. ure phonics. The workbook, phoneme spotter stories and board games are all good.

Good luck and I will add a tricky word observation on Thursday ready for Friday 🤗 Mrs M Wells.


•             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)

  • Read the Phoneme Spotter story ure (attached).

•             Oxford Owls Project X: Read, Write inc, Orange Band – A Vet’s Week:

Updated 21.5.2020  😃

I hope you have had a good week and enjoyed reviewing all of the sounds and learning the Trigraph ure.

To start our session, I would like you to practice writing the words: cure, pure, nature


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?


Teach: This week we are going to focus on the two words when and what.

The ‘wh’ bit makes them both tricky as they are alternative spellings for the sounds we have covered so far, additionally in what the ‘a’ makes an ‘o’ sound like in was.

Ask your grown up to show you for 10 seconds then hide it, Can you write when and what?

– this is called the Look, Cover, Write, Check approach. Alternatively, you could look at the words but challenge your group up who can write the most of each word in 30 seconds? Like we do in class that person will be the king/queen of the word, you could make a paper crown.


Practice: Can you write a sentence/question with the tricky words?

eg. When will we find the treasure? said the pirate.     What will cure your hiccups?


Finally you can apply your knowledge by:

🌞 Going on the Phonics play website - Sentences Phase 4 (week 5 – do, when, out, what) Read the sentences.

🌞 Complete the Phase 4 tricky word booklet by printing or on screen (attached)

🌞 Play bingo – go to pick your words I would practice any sounds your child finds difficult common difficult sounds are – ure, air, ear, oi, ow. Make a note of your words on post -its or paper then play bingo! Who will win?

Have fun, Good luck and please like this observation on Tapestry as acknowledgement that you have received it.  Mrs M Wells