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Year 1 Letters and Sounds

Good Morning!  I hope you have all had a wonderful weekend!  This week we are moving into Phase 4.  This week we will be learning how to read CVCC words (consonant, vowel, consonant, consonant), e.g. went

Vowels and Consonants


Shall we find out which letters are vowels and which are consonants?  Here is a little video to help.


After you have watched the video, can you organise the letters of the alphabet into groups?  Vowels and consonants.  This can be as easy as writing them down or you could make letter tiles and sort them practically. 


Can you remember how many vowels we have?  Why are they vowels and the other letters are not?  Remember we have to leave our mouths open to say vowels but need to shut them to say consonants.  Wow!


Look at the words below.  They are all CVCC words.  Read the word below and sound out each letter.  Can you identify which letters are vowels and which are consonants? Can you tell your grown up why?




Now have a look at the words below.  Can you read them using your sound knowledge?  How many can you read in a minute? As the week progresses perhaps you will be able to read more words in a minute! 


Today we are going to use our sound knowledge to spell CVCC words.  Remember to listen carefully to each sound.  Can you form each letter accurately?  Perhaps you can even start to join your hangwriting, particularly the joins that we have been learning at school. You can use the sheet attached below or feel free to draw the picture and write the word to match.  smiley


Read the following sentences, using segmenting and blending as a reading strategy.  Don't forget that there are some words that you need to read on sight.

Fred and Brett spent a week in Spain.

I kept bumping into things in the dark. 

Milk is good for children's teeth. 

The clown did tricks with a chimpanzee.

The frog jumps in the pond and swims off.


Wow!  You have worked hard this week!

Ask you adult to read the following sentences to you.  have a go at writing them, using your sound knowledge.  After you have written the sentence, read it together and look at your spelling?  How many words did you spell correctly?  If you didn't spell words correctly please don't worry; sound them out together and have another go.


I must not tramp on the flowers. 

A crab crept into a crack in the rock. 

A drip from the tap drops into the sink. 

i can hear twiggs snapping in the wind. 

It is fun to camp in a tent.