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Year 1 Spelling and Phonics

Summer 2

New spelling words will be uploaded on a Friday, starting Friday 5th June.  As such, there will not be a spelling test this first week back.

I can not stress more highly the importance of carrying on with some phonics whilst they are off. This current group are absolutely amazing at their phonics and they love the sessions. I am absolutely devastated that I can not get them to sit their screening test (I never thought I would say that) because we were on target for getting a 100% pass rate - such is life!! 

Below is the sound of the a week along with their spellings, they also have their handwriting books where they can practice both their joins and their spellings on a Monday. Every child was sent home with a phonics mat for phase 3 and 5, please carry on practising these too. 

Monday 19th May

Read over your new spelling words (see list above). What do all the words have in common? Do you know what do we call the punctuation mark that is in between some of the letters? Do you know why is it there? Have a look at the presentation above. (Don't worry about the 're-write the passage activity for now)


Then, work out what each word is short for, and which letter or letters have been taken out and replaced by the apostrophe.  Can you find the word that doesn't follow the pattern quite like the other words? It's won't which is short for will not.


Practise writing the words in your handwriting book.  If you are ready, you can do the joins as shown.  If you are still practising forming your letters neatly, don't worry about joining yet.


Remember to practise these spellings every day. 



Tuesday - Choose one of these ideas below to practise your words or make up a similar activity of your own.  


Write your spelling words...

  • colouring in all the vowels afterwards (a, e, i, o, u)
  • forwards then backwards then forwards then backwards
  • with Scrabble tiles
  • d
  • withnospacesinbetweenchangingcolourforeachword


Wednesday - make up a sentence for each of your words and write it down.


Thursday -

Try one of these activities:


Look in any school reading books you have at home and see if you can find any of your spelling words, or any other words with apostrophes.  If you find other words, does the apostrophe show some letters are missing? Try to work out the missing letters if so.


OR Re-write the passage on the presentation from Monday, looking for words you can shorten.


Friday - spelling test again to check children have learned the sound and the spelling.