Do you know these digraphs? Can you write some words with them in?
ai, er, ow, ur, oo, ar
rain, her, cow, hurt, moon, car
We are now learning different ways of making sounds that we already know. For example, another way of making igh is ie as in pie and replied. These are the sounds we will be learning this half term.
ie - cried, ay - play, ou - pound, ir- first, oy - toy, aw - paw
Key phonics Vocabulary.
Phoneme - the smallest unit of sound in a word
Grapheme - letter(s) representing a phoneme: t, ai, igh
Digraph - two letters which make one sound
•A consonant digraph contains two consonants sh ck th ll
•A vowel digraph contains at least one vowel ai ee ar oy
Trigraph - three letters, which make one sound tch ear igh dge
Split vowel - a digraph in which the two letters are not adjacent (e.g. a-e as in make or i-e in site)
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