Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

Cross Gates

Primary School

Aspire, Learn, Succeed

W/C 2/10/23

This week we have learned the phonemes (sounds) ck, e, u, r. The children have been practising matching objects to the graphemes (letters) according to their initial or final sounds as well as reading simple words using these graphemes. 

At home you could encourage your child to orally blend the words listed below then practise reading the written words together using flashcards/post-it notes/magnetic letters to build the words from their graphemes (letters) eg 

Practise orally blending these words before reading them as written words:










Home Challenge

This week, it would be great if you could focus on practising your 'Speedy Sounds' by using flashcards or post-it notes and encouraging your child to say the phoneme (sound) to match the grapheme (letter). So far we have learned the following

s a t p i n m d g o c k ck e u r

Use a timer to see if your child can improve on the time it takes them to recall each sound each time they practise. Rapid recall of the letter sounds (GPC's) supports independence and fluency in reading as the children move onto reading words and sentences. Don't forget to share any videos, photos or comments with us via Tapestry - the children love to share these observations with their classmates and collect smiley rewards for their work at home.