Forestdale Primary School

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Last week we started digraphs!

ai   ee   igh   oa

This week we are moving onto digraphs:

oo     oo     or     ar

                                 (long)           (short)                           


Use the flashcards you have made to recall and recognise the sounds we have already learnt and to support you in learning to recognise the new ones.

I will posting Phase 2 and 3 videos of flashcard practise soon on this page and Tapestry.

If your child knows all of phase 2 confidently you don’t need to practise this as much as you would with the new sounds.

New sounds should be practised daily!

(anything you have taught from home so far – phase 3 sounds)


Use these videos to support your learning from last week if you need some more help to remember the new phonemes.

Twinkl Early Learn Phonics:

 ai - https://video.link/w/LJdMb

ee - https://video.link/w/mNdMb

igh - https://video.link/w/ZNdMb

oa - https://video.link/w/TOdMb


Please watch the videos below to explore the new sounds this week!

English Hub Phonics:

oo (long) - https://video.link/w/qFdMb

oo (short) - https://video.link/w/aGdMb

ar - https://video.link/w/tHdMb

or - https://video.link/w/QHdMb

recap -  https://video.link/w/1IdMb



Use phonics play to support your learning:


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You need to select phase 3 games and the sound that you are learning that day!

Some phase 3 games might have “sets” when choosing the sounds to practise, if so pick set 6-7 as these will cover what your child has already learnt! Anything else will require a lot of support from you to play.


Also, log in to Tapestry daily for challenges and phonics activities!


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