St John's CE (VC) Primary School

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Friday 1st October

This week’s phonemes

                      g     o    c     k 

Please practise hearing these sounds at the beginning, the middle or end of words:


igloo  cop  sag    cook    tikit   sag  dig  

bag   not    dog   mug     peg 


Read these words. Sound out each letter and then blend them together.


c-o-t     k-i-t    n-o-t   m-o-p    c-a-n


Tricky words.

These are look and say words. They cannot be sounded out!

Please help your child to remember these tricky words by sight:


I        the      to

no       go    into

Please read this book with your child. It contains all the phonemes which we have learnt so far. Encourage your child to sound out the words and not to guess at them. Happy Reading!

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