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Year 1 Letters and Sounds


Here are the spellings for the week. 


steep, tree, trail, train, brush, were, there, little, one, said


Good morning!  This week we are working on adjacent consonants and tricky words!  Let's start with tricky words.  These are words that you cannot sound out!  You just have to read them on sight and remember how to spell them.  Here are our tricky words for Phase 4.  Your job this week is to learn to read them and spell them.  The trick is to remember them after this week too!


Today, write one in one colour and then write over the top in another colour and another colour and another colour.  This is known as rainbow writing and it helps to commit the word to memory.  It also looks very colourful! 



Today we will be continuing to practise our tricky words for Phase 4.  Can you use the image above to read as many of the tricky words as you can in one minute.  Once you have completed that please complete the activities below. 



Today we are going to be reading polysyllabic words.  These are words with more than one syllable.  

Here is an example... there are two syllables in robin. 

rob (clap) in (clap) 


Look at these words with your grown up and work out how many syllables are in each one.  You could clap them out or use a drum/tambourine to help.  

forget, morning, wagging, tonight, feeling, jacket, visit, carpet, rocket, bedroom. 

Can you use your sound knowledge to try to spell them?  Can you remember to use the Phase 3 digraphs and trigraphs that we have been learning?   I have a attached a picture of them below. smiley



Let's continue to practise reading words with more than one syllable.  Remember practise makes perfect! 

Read the following words with your grown up.  Then, pick five words and write five sentences.  Each must include one of your chosen words, e.g. tonight  and your sentence might be...Tonight I am going to the shops for some butter.  


Below you will find a buried treasure game.  If you don't have access to a printer your child could make their own coins with words on and you could find something that could be a treasure chest and a bin.  Alternatively, you could play this game electronically. 


Your child has to read the words on the coin, using segmenting and blending.  Once they have read the word they need to decide whether it is a real word or a pseudo word (not real).  If it is a real word it can go in the treasure chest and if it is a pseudo word it can go into the bin.  Have fun!