This week we are looking at two of the five split digraphs.
Adults, there's a video at the bottom of the page, to help you get to grips with phonics and split digraphs in particular. In school, we don't usually refer to the 'magic e' as you may have learnt it. Here is how we approach it:
You will need some card or small pieces of paper and a larger sheet to lay them on + a felt & some scissors.
phoneme = the sound of a letter, or group of letters
grapheme = the letters used to show a sound
digraph = sound made with 2 letters
You could also watch the Geraldine Giraffe & Mr Thorne Does Phonics videos, which are great fun!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9JSTYL7vyc&t=7s - i_e grapheme
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFuETDoqVnA - e_e grapheme
Please always supervise your child whilst watching You-tube, as other content may not be suitable.
Have a go at reading these words, spotting the i_e grapheme:
Now have a go at sound talking and reading words with e_e in.
This weeks spellings are a few of the above, plus a couple of tricky words. Don't forget to use the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check to practice and use the methods on the previous page, plus 'Phonics Play'. They are:
pipe line these Eve were there
Write each of these in a sentence, in your best handwriting.