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This week we are going to focus on the following 2 sounds. Please look at ow for 2 days and  oi for 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:






Then as always have a little go at the blending games opposite





Reading activity for ow


Firstly, have a go at reading these or words. Remember, you might need a sound line and buttons under the sounds to support. 













For a challenge have a go at this word 



Reading practice for 'ow'


Let's play the yes/ no game. Get your child to have a go at reading the following questions and sort them in to yes or no! 


Can an owl hoot?

Can batman go pow? 

Is a cow pink?

Will six cows fit in a car?

Do you like to go into town? 




Writing practice for 'ow' 


Can your child write  ow words into the phoneme frame? Notice how some of these ow words have only two sounds in them? Try to still provide 3 boxes and then talk about how the sounds. Count them with your child, thinking about how many sounds we can hear. Remember ow is a digraph - 2 letters that make one sounds. 






Show your child the following picture. Ask them what they can see? Prompt them to talk about what they can see. Get your child to generate a sentence about the fox and the cow.  Say it a few times to help them to remember it. Then ask them to write, using their knowledge of the sounds, finger spaces and a full stop at the end.  Please encourage your child to be as independent as they can, then discuss it at the end. 








Tricky word practice


Can you practice our tricky words with a rainbow write? Pick some of the tricky words that we have learnt and have a go at writing them in a rainbow. Use different colours and see how lovely your tricky word rainbow looks . 







You might use the tricky words: 

I, no , go , to , into, the

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



This week we are going to look at a new tricky word : some


Can you say the word in a sentence ? My sentence is " Some children have a brother or sister"

Can you take a picture of the word with your magic camera? Then can you write it?

Look at the word - it has 4 letters, 4  short. Say the letters that you need for the word. 


Can you sort the words for the sentence? 


Some      fur.   dogs     have      brown





Now can you write your own sentence using the word some


Remember if you have any queries, questions or would like some support, please don't hesitate to contact us on  or through your tapestry account. We can't wait to see your wonderful phonics learning! 


Miss Miles and Mrs Widdop 


Wednesday 9th July 2020


Today we are going to explore the oi sound. 


To introduce the sound, please watch the pollys phonics video on Espresso





The play the blending games to supplement and practice your new sound






Please practice reading the following words. Use sound buttons to support you if needed. 











For a little challenge, try these words





Reading activity for 'oi'


In reception we play a game called 'treasure chest'. If you read a word and it is a real word, it is treasure. If you read a word and it is an 'alien' word ( a nonsense word that is silly and made up with three sounds) it goes in the bin. Have a go at the treasure chest game. Write the oi words above onto pieces of paper and fold them up. Write these alien words onto paper and fold them up. The children blend them and decide where they go. A super practice at blending. 










You might want to draw a treasure chest and a rubbish bin for your child to sort their words into. 







Writing activities for  oi


Can you write a sentence about the oi picture





As always if you require any support, if you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact Miss Miles or Mrs Widdop on the reception email at or through your tapestry account.