Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

w/c 15/4/24

This week we have started Phase 4 of our Little Wandle Phonics program. The children have been learning how to read and spell words with 4 phonemes (CVCC words) like tent, lamp and thump. These words can be more challenging for children as they find it harder to blend/segment the adjacent consonants so extra practise at home is essential. 


We continue to follow our reading mantra and it will be useful for you to apply the same approach at home too:

 Spot the digraph(s)

 Say the sounds

 Blend to read 


This week, please could you practise reading and spelling the following words and captions at home:


went         hump            best           thump

help          lamp             gift             tenth

tent           jump             nest           belt

wind          lift                 soft            sixth

hand         band             lost            fact

                 lump             just            pond



This week we have learned 4 new tricky words: so said have like. We have identified the tricky parts of each word below for you but at home the best way to practise is to create flashcards and practise learning the whole words by sight.