Here are some ‘ay’ sound word practise. These can be used for reading and spelling. If your child gets stuck, help them to blend the word, or tell them if they are getting flustered, then try it again later.
Here is a link to past test papers to help your child at home. Children are allowed to dot and dash the words to help blend them to read. For instance, they would be allowed to mark up the following words, to read each sound individually, then blend to read.
Adults would not be permitted to help them.
Ask your child to tell you the ‘special friends’ and mark them up.
For example, ‘th’ in think are special friends as they make one sound.
‘ay’ in play are special friends as together they make one sound in the word play.
‘igh’ in flight are also special friends as the three letters together make one pure sound.
The pass mark has previously been 32 / 40.
Under this header you will find resources to prepare your child for the phonics screening check at the end of Year one.
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Here is a quick whistle stop lesson for parents who aren’t confident identifying syllables in words. Stay with it… the examples make it clear, and you do much of it naturally.
Say a word – get your child to physically clap or jump the syllables; Put their hand under their chin and feel how many times their chin ‘bobs’ to count the syllables.
Or, try saying a word in its syllable parts – like a robot – can your child hear the word?
Start with their name…
mum-my -= mummy
Win-ter = Winter
tea-cher = teacher
sun-set = sunset
ra-di-o = radio
croc -o-dile = crocodile
ap-ple = apple
but-ter-fly = butterfly
car-pet = carpet
hot = hot
cold = cold
I am starting a new Phonics Club with Mrs. Slinn after school on Mondays, which is by invitation only . I will be posting activities, website suggestions and ideas for home learning under the header ‘Phonics Club.’