16 March 2018

Friday 16 March 2018

This week’s spellings are a list of words to learn based on our phonics.

Group 1 – focusing on two trigraphs. A trigraph is three letters making one sound, like ear’ – I have two ears and ‘air’ – I have a pair of socks.

hair, stairs, pair, year, near, beard

Group 2 – focusing on our split digraphsA ‘split digraph’ is simply a long vowel sound that has been split. For example, in ‘make’ the long ‘ay’ sound is made by the ‘a_e’ – the two letters have been split. (You might remember how this used to be referred to: ‘magic e’.  That term is no longer used as it may be confusing. The ‘e’ is not magic – it’s doing a job.)

make, came, made, even, these, like, bike, bone, those, use

Group 3

path, bath, hour, move, prove, improve, because, want, was, when