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Practise quick recall of the sounds your child has learned so far by showing them the grapheme (letter/s) and asking them to make the correct sound and perform the action - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, f, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, xy, z, qu, sh, ch, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar.


Please spend some time today focusing on spelling the 'tricky words' no and go. Look at each word and read it together. Talk about how many sounds you can hear in each word and identify the 'tricky bit', for example, 'I' does not make an 'i' sound as we would expect, and the 'o' in go and no makes an 'oa' sound. Explain that we need to just practise reading and spelling these words and train our brains to remember them! Practise spelling them.


Please also play 'Quickwrite Words' where you say a word and ask your child to segment and write all the sounds that they can hear in the word. The words will focus on the new sounds 'oo' and 'ar': look, foot, too, zoom, food, card, cart, hard, jar, park. 


Model writing the caption 'This book is cool.' Ask your child to write their own caption such as:

This book is fun.

This book is good.

Perhaps you could blu tac these captions to books or you could write them on post it notes and attach them!