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Leighton Primary School

Week 6

Hi everyone,

Those of you who are learning at home we are going to learn all about digraphs this week.
I hope you have all been enjoying doing your school activities and have learnt Ll , practised our tricky words and practised some blending .
This week we are going to learn all about digraphs! Get your child to say the word “Digraph”. It means two letters that make one one sound. Demonstrate using fingers. Explain that the “digraphs” that they are going to learn this week are digraphs that have the same letter and it makes a longer sound in words.

These are the sounds we have learnt so far : s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r h b f l
We are nearly at the end of phase 2 now.

At the beginning of every session sing along and copy the actions of the sounds we have learnt so far. This youtube clip shows the Jolly Phonics songs sung in the order that they have been taught.) 

Also at the beginning of every session send your child around the house to find 5 objects! For example, one from the kitchen, one from the bathroom, one from their bedroom etc to make it easier.

Can they tell you the name of the object and then the beginning sound?

e.g. s for soap, L for lego, c for cup, b for ball.

This Week we are learning SS .

1.Watch Mr Thorne Does Phonics clip “double letters ”. 

2. Read the words:
miss, hiss , kiss
The ss sound can be at the end of words .
Now can you read "dress" and "glass". Can you add the sound buttons . Dont forget a line under the "ss".

These can be written on paper or typed onto a screen.

3. Write the digraph ss. Use the formation rhyme for the lower case s: "Slither down the snake." As it is a digraph it has a line underneath it when we add sound buttons to words e.g. m-e-ss Watch this short Mr Thorne clip.  4. Write the words :mess, hiss , boss. We are going to continue with this sound doing activities little and often will help to embed listening for the sound in words and writing the sound . There is a " ss" work book attached to give you some more ideas during the week . You don't have to print it you can look at it on a screen.

Please have a go at the attached activities either on the screen or print them out .
Good luck, have fun 😀and please like👍 this observation on Tapestry so that I can see you have received it.

Thank you

Mrs T. Wells

Added 4.6.20

Hi everyone
We shall be carrying on learning our digraphs .
In this session we will learn " ll" usually found in the middle or at the end of words eg. yell and yellow.

Show your child how to write the letters / letter formation of "ll "one at a time with ch copying in the air/on legs/on hands/floor/someone’s back. RWI letter rhyme “Down the long leg”. Say ll in … show its position on a line.

Show the children things with "ll " Please use google to find images of these objects as your child might not know what they are .
Bell (you can ring a bell we have them at school ),
till (when you pay for something in a shop , the shop keeper uses the till),
well ( you can collect water from a well using a bucket),
*Where is the sound in the word. Yes its at the end but it can be found in the middle of words too. Can you think of a colour that has the "ll" in the middle ?
Watch this Mr Thorne video clip for some more "ll " words to read. 

On paper, write each letter "ll" on the line together 3 times saying RWI rhymes.
"down the long leg"
Use your phonic fingers to model sounding words out and segmenting for spelling. How many sounds in the word?

Can we write the words: d-o-ll, h-i-ll, s-m-e-ll

Finally use google to find an animated story of " the enormous turnip" see if you hear the words : fell, pull, hill. Did you hear them in the story? Watch this nursery rhyme can you see the words with our digraph ?  I hope you have enjoyed doing these different activities this week. Please like this observation so I know you have received it .

Tricky words

In this session we are going to practice our tricky words . These are the words we have to learnt by sight as they cannot be phonically blended. Tricky words session Listen and join in with the tricky word song.  First of all play a game to help recognise these words quickly. I, no, go , to , the , into The children should know these words really well by now . At home you should have a copy of our tricky troll word mat sent home in your home learning packs . Say the word and help your child find it written down on a piece of paper or on their tricky troll word sheet. Practise reading the tricky words by Watching this video clip: 

Now have a go at writing the tricky words.
Play quick write!
You say the word, the children write it.
I, go, to, the, no, into

Now have a go at Writing a sentence.
Write this sentence on a piece of paper and read it together.
“I go into the den.”
Revise what we need for a sentence Capital letter, full stop, finger spaces and using our phonics skills.
Then hide the sentence . Explain to your child they are now going to have a go at writing it by themselves. Repeat the sentence out loud several times, encourage your child to join in so they get into the habit and it will help them remember the sentence.
Using a piece of paper get your child to write the sentence. If they are struggling to remember give them one word at a time. Don’t prompt finger spaces. (see if they can do it by themselves and give them lots of praise for having a go )

Please look at the tricky words cards and play lots of games or hide them around the house or garden . Also use the tricky word booklet to practice and apply what you have learnt.
Well done everyone . Please like this observation on Tapestry so I know you have seen it.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs T. Wells