This week’s phonics

Saturday 14 January 2012

This week the new sounds are sh, chth, th and ng. The ‘tricky words’ are me, we and be.

When referring to the individual letters in these sounds, the children should now be encouraged to use letter names as letters do not stand for sounds when they form part of two-letter and three-letter graphemes eg the sound ‘sh’ is written with the letters s ‘ess’ and h ‘aitch’ not ‘ssss’ and ‘h’.

We also teach the children to join up the letters to form these digraphs to make it easier for them to remember.