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Phonics Presentation - Thursday 9th May 2024

Phonics Games 

Dragon's Den

Buried Treasure

Picnic on Pluto

Choose the sound you want to practise (the above games are free).

Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS)

Autumn 1 new graphemes for alternative spellings

w/c 25th September 2023

ay (play all day)

ie (pie on your tie)

ou (a proud cloud)

ea (each have a treat)


w/c 2nd October

oy (the boy cries land ahoy!)

ir (a quirky shirt)

ue (true, the sky's blue)

aw (fawn on the lawn


w/c 9th October - Review week


w/c 16th October

wh (whip with a whisk)

ph (photo on a phone)

ew (the crew flew)

oe (tiptoe past the doe)



Autumn 2 New graphemes for alternative spelling

w/c 30th October 2023

au    (pause the launch)

ey    (use money to buy honey)

a-e   (cake by the lake)

e-e   (the athletes compete)



w/c 6th November 2023

i-e    (time to shine)

o-e   (note in an envelope)

u-e   (tune on the flute)

c       (cycle in the city)


w/c 13th November 2023

y/ee/    (a lovely baby)

al/or     (walk along the wall)


Review weeks until the end of Term.


Spring 1 - Alternative pronunciation

w/c 8th January 2024

/ai/ <a> (acorn) /ai/ <ey> (they)
/ai/ <ea> (great) /ai/ <eigh> (weight)

/ar/ <a> (father) /ee/ <e> (he)

/igh/ <i> (find) /igh/ <y> (by)


w/c 15th January 2024

/oa/ <o> (go) /o/

<a> (was)

/oo/ <u> (push)

/y/+/oo/ <u> (music)

/c/ <ch> (school)

/sh/ <ch> (chef)
/e/ <ea> (head)


w/c 22nd January 2024

/ur/ <or> (world) /ur/ <ear> (learn)

/oo/ <ou> (soup)

/oa/ <ou> (shoulder)

/ee/ <ie> (brief)
/v/ <ve> (have)

/i/ <y> (gym)


w/c 29th January 2024



w/c 5th February 2024

/air/ <are> (care)

/air/ <ere> (there)

/air/ <ear> (pear)

/ch/ <tch> (catch)


Spring 2 - Alternative graphemes

w/c 19th February 2024

/u/ <o> (monkey)

Rest of the week is review


w/c 26th February 2024

/j/ <g><ge><dge> (giraffe, barge, bridge)

/s/ <st> (whistle)


w/c 4th March 2024

/s/   <ce> <se> (dance, mouse)

/n/  <gn> <kn> (gnome, knee)

/r/   <wr> (wrap it round your wrist)

/m/ <mb> (lamb)


w/c 11th March 2024

/z/   <se> <ze>  (cheese, freeze)

/ear/  <eer> <ere> (deer, here)

/sh/  <ti>  (station)


w/c 18th March 2024



w/c 25th March 2024

/ar/ <al>  (balm on your palm)

/or/ <augh> (she taught her daughter)

/sh/ <ss> <ti> <ci> (mission, special, nutritious)

/zh/ <si>(illusion, confusion)