Onthank Primary 3

This week’s homework


Happy Roald Dahl Day!

This is a short school week as we are all looking forward to our extra-long September weekend holiday!

This week is still a consolidation week, where we stop and make sure we know our joined phonemes and common words so far.

You will be revising some of your joined phonemes in class this week so that you can confidently make, break, read and spell using the joined phonemes you have already been taught.

The common words we have been learning over the past few week are taught along with that joined phoneme if they are part of that family.

For example- day, away, always and today– these are the common words that are all ay’ words.

Sometimes the common words don’t ‘fit’ a spelling pattern. These more ‘tricky’ words are taught each week too. You will be able to spot the common words that do and don’t have the joined phoneme you are learning each week. 

The common words you are to revise this week are-

day, away, always, today

each, ask, year, eat

yellow, grow, again, food

Parents and Carers-

Here are some strategies you can try with your ‘Homework Buddy’ to help learn these words- 

Modelling and Teaching a Variety of Spelling Strategies

To help children’s spelling development and to increase their spelling confidence, collaborative working aims to encourage them to:

  • Listen to the sounds in words
  • Be constantly interested and aware of words, word patterns and word shapes
  • Identify single sounds and phoneme blends in words
  • Learn to spell words using a mnemonic if appropriate (a mnemonic is a phrase that helps us remember how to spell a ‘tricky’ word, such as DOES: Daddy only eats sandwiches)
  • Use learned spelling rules and spelling patterns where appropriate
  • Listen and identify syllables in each word – yes/ter/day
  • Break each syllable into individual phonemes.

    With a partner I can:

  • Look at the word
  • Think about the word
  • Discuss the word, and the part which is tricky
  • Say the word
  • Practise and learn the structure of the word
  • Spell the word independently
  • Check the accuracy of the word I have spelled/written.

Happy Learning!

Team P3 x

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