This week the children have learned 4 new digraphs (2 letters 1 sound) sh th ng nk. They have learned that th can make 2 different sounds: voiced as in this and unvoiced as in thin.
As with previous weeks, practise oral blending for the following words, then practise reading them as written words.
The children have been practising spelling and writing these words this week:
We have learned more tricky words this week too (tricky parts highlighted in red and explained):
she /e/ makes an /ee/ sound
he /e/ makes an /ee/ sound
of /f/ makes a /v/ sound
This week it would be great if you could spend some time focusing on revisiting all the tricky words we have covered so far. You could create flashcards with the words on and practise going through them to speed up recall. You could also choose some of the words that your child is less confident with and stick them on the doors of rooms in your home and encourage your child to say them as they enter or play a game where you say a word and your child has to run to find that door.
These are the tricky words we have covered so far:
As always, please share your child's learning on Tapestry with any comments or photos. Gaining a secure knowledge of these tricky words now will really help your child with their fluency in reading later. Have fun!