This week we have been revisiting the graphemes m n u ck. We have noticed that many children confuse m n u because they look quite similar and some children have been saying the ck digraph as c-k rather than just making one ck sound which is why we chose to revisit these graphemes this week. Practising quick recall of these graphemes at home with the 'speedy sounds' game will really help the children to retain this knowledge.
Here is a list of words to practise at home, oral blending first then move to building the words with graphemes cards to sound-talk then blend:
Go for an Autumn walk together and collect some large leaves. Back at home, use a marker pen or Sharpie and write the graphemes (letters) learned so far on them: s a t p i n m d r e g o c k ck h l f b u. You can then hide them around the garden/house and go for a hunt to find them or arrange them on the floor and tell your child to run to the grapheme matching the phoneme (sound) you say. You could also make a low level 'washing line' with some string and peg the grapheme leaves onto it. To make the activity more challenging you can build simple words with the leaves rather than just working with single graphemes. Don't forget to share photos & comments of the learning with us on Tapestry!