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Please see this weeks letters, sounds and words below. 

We are now introducing the children to set three sounds. Set one and two will continue to be over-learnt and some children may need to continue to focus on these.  Set 3 flashcards will be given out once we return to school.


Red words

The 'red words' are all ‘tricky’ as they cannot be sounded out.  These need to be ‘sight read’. See video with this weeks words on.






It is important to practise handwriting. A little every day will be a great support to your child.  Please see the video as this models correct formation.   





Handwriting practise could be using paper and pencil, water painting or writing in a tray of flour.  Some children will need to write in a large style and some children will be able to write using smaller letters.


Hold a sentence, write a sentence

We are using this video to introduce the children to 'hold a sentence, write a sentence'.  It practises the strategies and skills needed to form sentences.





Some children will be able to complete this fully, some children will require praise for having a go and trying. Please do not worry if your child finds this hard. 



Monday 1st March 

Sound ‘ea’ i.e. sea

Word 'other' i.e. Do you have the other pen? 


Set 3 Lesson 1- ea 






Tuesday 2nd March 

Sound ‘oi’ i.e. joi

Word 'mother’ i.e. Your mother is here. 


Set 3 Lesson 2- oi 





Wednesday 3rd March  


When a digraph/special friend is separated by another letter we call this a ‘split digraph’. With the friends we will identify it as a ‘special friend’ and then say ‘where’s your friend, its on the end’. 


Sound ‘a-e’  i.e. make     

Word ‘father’ i.e.  Your father is here. 


Set 3 Lesson 3- a-e 





Thursday 4th March  WORLD BOOK DAY  Can you find any words with i-e in your book? 

Sound 'i-e’ i.e. like 

Word love .e. I love my pet dog. 


Set 3 Lesson 4- i-e 





Friday 6th March 

Sound 'o-e' i.e. home 

Word ‘above’ i.e.  The sun is above your head. 


Set 3 Lesson 5- o-e 





You can use the flashcards that have been previously been sent home to support phonics learning too.  These can be used as flashcards but also to build simple words. 


During daily reading, you can also reinforce learnt letters/sounds and red words i.e. 'Can you find today's red word on this page?' 


Online games can be found here to reinforce children's phonics: