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Leighton Primary School

Week 6

wb 1.6.2020 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 sounds (digraphs – two letters making one sound and Trigraphs - three letters making one sound). To be secure in their learning at Phase 3 the children need to be able to read these sounds in isolation and notice them in words when reading. Importantly the children also need to be able to use these Phase Three sounds in their writing making plausible attempts at words which may or may not be standard English spellings at this stage which is ok. eg. out would be spelt owt at this stage if not learnt as a tricky word in Phase 4   



*Practice recognising letters of the alphabet including Capital letters using the alphabet song:

*Review your Phase 3 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

πŸ’«Teach: Today we are going to review the difficult phonemes ur and igh.

Can you sound out and write the words: burn, curl, fur    and    night, high, fight.


πŸ’«Practice: Can you read the words and sentences/questions on the ‘Simply phonics’ link for ur -

✨Challenge yourself can you write at least one of these captions or one of your own?


πŸ’«Apply: Can you complete the captions using the correct tricky words?

Lesson 2

πŸ’«Teach: Wednesday's focus is to review the digraphs and trigraphs. Play the Simply Phonics Splat the word video:


πŸ’«Practice: Practice making words with digraphs and trigraphs with magnetic letters or using the website

Eg. ship, quick, queen, dish, this, with, moth, thin, chat, rich. 

πŸ’«Apply: Can you use your Phonics to record the silly sentence in writing or electronically: Mark and Carl fight on the moon.


Lesson 3

πŸ’«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.


πŸ’«Practice: Can you unscramble the words to match the pictures?  Or play Rocket Rescue on Phonicsplay


πŸ’«Apply: Read the Sentences (Week 7 Revision) on Phonicsplay

I hope you find these useful, please like πŸ‘ 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 πŸ€— Mrs M Wells.


•             There are FREE Tongue Twisters on the Starfall website to practice phase 3 sounds and tricky words together as this has some difficult words but sounds very funny try Fuzzy Wuzzy and A wood Chuck. Learn them and try to read them faster and faster to build fluency. (Please turn the sound off so your child can read the words)

Updated 4.6.2020

I hope you have had a good week and enjoyed reviewing all of the sounds and including the Trigraph igh and digraph ur.

To start our session, I would like you to practice writing the words: turn, church, light, sigh


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

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


Teach: This week we are going to focus on reviewing the words was, my and you.

Can you complete the captions using the correct tricky words?

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

eg. It was my birthday yesterday.          Can I help you?


Finally you can apply your knowledge by:

🌞 Going on the Phonics play website - Sentences Phase 4 (week 3 Revision and week 5 Revision  – Read the sentences/questions.

🌞 Read the story ‘In the woods’ (attached powerpoint) and be a detective finding all of the tricky words.

🌞 Play the Simply Phonics tricky words video

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