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This week we are going to focus on the following 2 sounds. Please look at y for 2 days and  zfor 2 days, NOT ON THE SAME DAY. 






Firstly, if you would like to watch a video all about the sound, log into Espresso ( logon details in your home learning pack) and follow the pathway:


Literacy – phonics – scrap’s phonics – click on the letter sound.




Then, if you can, have a go at the blending games on the right hand side of the page that go along with each sound.




Reading activity to go along with 'y'


Have a go at blending the following words:










For a little challenge have a go at blending these words:





and one of our high frequency words - you. See if you can take a picture of this with your magic camera and remember it for next time you see it. Keep practicing!


One of the games we like to play in Reception is roll and read. You will need a dice for this. Roll the dice and blend one of the words that is on the number you land on. Can you roll and read all of the words? 




Writing activity for y 


Can you describe the yeti? Start your sentence with 

The yeti is     or    the yeti has 



Tricky words


Can you practice writing your tricky words in a game ?

Put your tricky words into a track game like below. Roll the dice and read the words you land on! Put a selection of the tricky words in from below to practice


the, to, no, I, go


he, she, me we, be, was, my, you, her , they, all, are


We can't wait to see how you get one. Don't forget to email your learning to


If you need any further support, please don't hesitate to contact us on the email or also through your tapestry account. 


Miss Miles and Mrs Widdop

Wednesday 6th May 2020


Today and tomorrow we are going to look at the phoneme 'z'.  Can you think of any words that contain the sound, 'z'?


As always, have a look at the scrap's phonics  and watch the video for 'z'.

Then play the blending game alongside the video to practise your reading.


Have a go at blending these words. Remember sound buttons might help! 









zig zag


Reading activity


Phonics hunt



Hide the words around the room or the house. Can your child find them one at a time and bring it to you and blend? How many can they blend in 2 minutes? Can you add some tricky words into the mix?


wax  Jack zip cobweb
Jill buzz wag taxi
six yell jet yet
zig-zag box yak jet-lag




Writing activity for z

Today we are going to make a zig- zag book!!!


Fold a paper into a zig zag book. It should look a little like this!


On each page write something that you can do and draw a picture - for example


I can jump

I can sing

I can hop. 


Think carefully about finger spaces, listening for all the sounds in the words and full stops.  


E-mail us your zig zag books to have a little look at all the wonderful things you can do!


Tricky words 


Can you practice writing your tricky words as big as you can then make them smaller, smaller, smaller,smaller. Maybe you could do them outside on chalk so other people can read your tricky words?!


Today practice: 






Remember to say them as you are writing them. Read them back after you have written them.