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Irk Valley Community School


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


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


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


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


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

Consonant Digraphs

Pronouncing 'ch' digraph.

Pronouncing 'sh' digraph.

Pronouncing 'th' digraph.

'th' as pronounced in the word: this.

Pronouncing 'th' digraph.

'th' as pronounced in the word: three

Pronouncing 'ng' phoneme.

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.


Picture 1
Picture 2 Words containing both phonemes and a digraph.
Picture 3

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

chop, catch, chip, check, chill, ship, shop, fish, shock, bash, hush, that, bath, with, thick, path, hang, bang, ping-pong.