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Year 1 Letters and Sounds


Introduce the /ear/ and /air/ triraphs by watching the following clips.  This will help to ensure that your child knows how to say each sound (phoneme) correctly.


After watching each clip ask your child to write each digraph down.  Can they write them as big as they can?  As small as they can?  Can they write over them to make a rainbow digraphs?



Use the posters at the top of this page.  Can you remember our new trigraphs and the sounds that they make?  Can you use sound talk to read the words? Can you find the word...?  What will it start with?  What is the final sound that you can hear in the word?



Using Phonics Play to read a range of real and non real words.  Your child should be actively be encouraged to segment and blend the sounds in the words.  Please focus on /air/ and /ear/ this week but please feel free to focus on the other digraphs and trigraphs that have been taught to date.



Writing - Ask your children to listen to the /ear/ and /air/ words as you read them from the posters at the top of this page.  Can they use their phonic knowledge to spell the words?  Are they able to use the correct graphemes to represent /ear/ and /air/? 



Can you write sentences that include the following words?  Don't forget to use your neatest handwriting and to use your full stops and capital letters.  Can you spell the Common Exception Words correctly?

- beard

- chair

- fear

- fair