Please 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, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air.
Please spend some time today focusing on reading the 'tricky word' they. Look at the word and read it together. You might like to think of some sentences using the word together. Talk about how many sounds you can hear in the word (2) and identify the 'tricky bit' - ey (the letters make an 'ai' sound instead of 'e' and 'y'). Explain that we need to just practise reading this word and train our brains to remember it! Perhaps you could put it up around the house on post it notes or little cards and encourage your child to say the word each time they see it.
Please also play 'Countdown' seeing how many of the following words your child can read in a set time (1 or 2 minutes depending on how confident your child is). The words will focus on the new sounds 'ear' and 'air': fear, hear, beard, fair, hair, pair, near, year, chair.
Finish today by reading the sentences with a focus on tricky word 'they'.