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Respect

The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond

Excellence

The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.

Aspiration

The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.

Cooperation

The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.

Happiness

The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.

Set 5

Pronouncing 'h' phoneme.

Pronouncing 'b' phoneme.

Pronouncing 'f' and 'ff' graphemes.

The 'ff' sound is pronounced the same as 'f.' However we differentiate the two by telling the children 'f' is pronounced quickly, short and snappy whereas 'ff' is stretched a little longer.
The word used in this audio clip (fish) is only an example to hear the sound clearly. Words such as puff, staff and cuff contain the 'ff' digraph.

Pronouncing 'l' and 'll' graphemes.

The 'll' sound is pronounced the same as 'l.' However we differentiate the two by telling the children 'l' is pronounced quickly, short and snappy whereas 'll' is stretched a little longer.
The word used in this audio clip (lollipop) is only an example to hear the sound clearly. Words such as drill, tell and hull contain the 'll' digraph.

Pronouncing 'ss' phoneme.

The 'ss' sound is pronounced the same as 's.' However we differentiate the two by telling the children 's' is pronounced quickly, short and snappy whereas 'ss' is stretched a little longer.
The word used in this audio clip (snake) is only an example to hear the sound clearly. Words such as grass, hiss and mass contain this digraph.

Set 5 introduces seven graphemes (three of which are doubled letters) and a bank of  suggested decodable words.

At Irk Valley we encourage the children to add soundbuttons to words to help them identify each grapheme.  We use a dot (button) underneath a phoneme and a straight line underneath a digraph.

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Picture 1 CVC word modelling soundbuttons (phoneme)
Picture 2 2 Syllable word modelling soundbuttons (digraph)
Picture 3 Compound word modelling soundbuttons

Can the children add soundbuttons to these words to help decode them whilst practicing?

had, him, his, hot, hut, hop, hum, hit, hat, has, hack, hug, but, big, back, bet, bad, beg, bug, bun, bus, Ben, bat, bit, bucket, beckon, rabbit, of, if, off, fit, fin, fun, fig, fog, puff, huff, cuff, fan, fat, lap, let, leg, lot, lit, bell, fill, doll, tell, sell, Bill, Nell, dull, laptop, less, hiss, mass, mess, boss, fuss, hiss, pass, kiss,  Tess, fusspot.

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