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This week we looking at alternative spellings for the   ‘oo’ (like ew)  , ‘oo’ (like you)    and  ‘n’  phonemes or sounds.

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  • Can your child write all the graphemes for today’s sounds? Check the bottom of this page to see if you managed to write them all. Point out how these graphemes can be pronounced as an ‘ew’ sound or a ‘you’ sound, depending on the word it is in.
  • Click the link to play phoneme spotter   
  •  Read the text together, then ask your child to write down and underline all the words with today’s phonemes or sounds. Which graphemes (written versions of the sounds) was used the most?




  • Start with practising reading phase 5 real and alien words by clicking this link and choosing phase 5:

  • Today We are continuing our investigation into the alternative spellings for the ‘oo’, (like you) and ‘oo’ (like ew) phonemes. 
  • Click the following link to play word sort with today’s sounds:
  • Take some time to talk about any patterns you noticed in the spellings when playing word sort. Which ones did you find tricky? Make a note of these and see can you remember them later on in the week.




Can you glue a flute onto a snooker cue?                      I am chewing a few huge prunes and I feel foolish. 


I made a statue of a mule using glue, tissue and tubes.


  • Can you note down all the words with today’s phonemes and underline the graphemes in these words? Did you underline the right graphemes for today’s sounds?


  • Start with a quick spelling practise of the following words: water, there, where, again 
  • Today we are learning alternative spellings for the ‘n’ phoneme. Write as many graphemes (the written version of this ‘n’ sound) as you can, then check the bottom of this page to see if you managed to write them all. 
  • Look at the following words: next, dinner, knee, gnome. Write them out again and underline the ‘n’ phoneme in each word together.
  • Using your list of alternative graphemes for the ‘n’ sound that you wrote at the start, work together to write the following words correctly, checking your list for the best bet for the word:
                             night,  gnat,  knife,  winning,  thin,  sign,  line,  spinning,  knight,  thinner 
  • Using your new knowledge of alternative spellings for the ‘n’ sound, can you write the following sentences:

I am winning and my knees are knocking.          Knit new pants for the gnome.

Can I design a nice sign?







  • Start by practising reading days of the week and months of the year by clicking this link: and clicking dates.
  • Quick write graphemes (written versions) for the ‘oo’(ew) / ’oo’ (you) phoneme or sound.
  • Remember to check the bottom of this page to see if you got them all.
  • Then get your child to write the following words. Encourage them to distinguish which ‘oo’ sound it is first: 

too, drool, statue, argue, cute, huge, stew, nephew.

  • Practise reading the following sentences together and underline the graphemes for today’s sound:

    I flew to rescue my cute nephew. 


Is it true that she threw a computer across the room? 


A rusty screw fell out of the computer and then it blew up. 



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