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  • Watch Mrs Bulpitt’s video to introduce the new digraph 'or' and to give examples of words containing that particular digraph. 

  • Using the powerpoint, can you go through and segment the words containing our new digraph before heading around your house to find something which includes the digraph. 

  • Write a list of the items you've found and share with your teachers.

  • You can also watch Geradline the Gifraffe (or) On YouTube for further support with 'or' objects https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=geraldine+the+giraffe+or


  • Play Digraph Splat to revise all digraphs as well as our new digraph - ‘or.’ Place the digraph flashcards on the ground, can you shout out a digraph and ask your child to splat the correct one! (To make it trickier, you could say a word e.g. fork’ and ask your child to splat the digraph that they can hear within the word.) 

  • Can you write the following sentences below?

    • The torch is on.

    • The cord is long.

    • The horn is big.

    • We like shorts in summer.

    • The thorns are sharp.

  • Can you think of any other sentences that may include an ‘or’ word?



  • Play Flashcard Ships to revise all Phase 3 sounds taught so far. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/flash-cards?phase=3#

  • Using the game ‘Yes/No Yeti’ can you read the questions and decide if the answer to the question is yes or no! If the answer is yes, the penguin will be able to move safely across the bridge. https://www.phonicsbloom.com/uk/game/yes-no-yeti?phase=3 When playing this game, we would recommend selecting Sets 1-6. 

  • Silly Questions - Now that you have read some silly questions, can you work with an adult to write two or three of your own! Maybe you could show them to someone else in your house and get them to decide if the answer is yes or no!



Today we are going to be focusing on tricky word revision, building tricky words and reading sentences with tricky words. Below is a range of different activities that you may wish to complete.


  • Revise tricky words using the first PowerPoint below - Tricky Word Flashcards. Once you open the documents, the tricky words are split into phases. We are working in Phase 2/3 however some tricky words that we have taught may appear in Phase 4. 

  • Play Tricky Word Hit! (You could either chalk your tricky words or use tricky word flashcards to play this game. You’ll also need a ball, or a soft toy to throw.) Ask your adult to shout out a tricky word e.g. said. Can you throw the object to the correct tricky word? Maybe you could score points if you hit the correct word or create a tally to show how many you scored! I wonder how many points you could score in 5 minutes! 

  • Tricky Word Jigsaws - Write a range of tricky words on paper or card and then cut the word up into its individual letters. Place the cut up word on a table/floor (we would recommend just placing letters down for one word initially, rather the all the letters for all the words you have chopped!) Then say the tricky word to your child e.g. said. Can they reorder the letters to correctly spell the word? 

  • Tricky Word Detectives! Can you use the PowerPoint to read the sentences and find the tricky words hiding within them. Make sure you tell your adults what word you can see and write a list of the tricky words you’ve found!

Additional 'OR' Resources