Both spelling groups have been hard at work investigating the letter k in words (as a follow up to our work on soft c).
We discovered the most common positions for k to be in a word are in the middle or at the end. We found it in these patterns; kn, ki, ke, sk, ck, rk.
It makes a c or k sound and can be silent when followed by an n (eg. in knee and know).
Where is the k in that word….beginning, middle or end?
Colourcoding the completed sheet
Putting our words in the correct list
Do you ever confuse w and wh when spelling a word? We have been working on these sounds to help with our spelling.
Remember to say the word very clearly out loud before trying to write it. You can usually feel the air blowing out if it is a wh word.
Highlighting the wh sounds
Listening carefully to the sounds
Reading out loud very clearly
A handy list of words
The P1/2 and P2/3 handwriting group have been working on Figure-ground discrimination (the ability to differentiate visually between something in the foreground and something in the background).
Figure-ground discrimination helps us with our handwriting. It helps us recognise letter forms within words.
This week we used sticky shapes to help us work out which shape was at the front.
Colouring the shape at the front
This one is at the front
We have been playing games to consolidate our sounds and spelling work.
consonant blends track game
spelling my consonant blends on a computer game
I have been practising my ‘d‘ sound. I can read and write ‘d‘ and ‘D‘.
I love playing dominoes
with a ddddddddd
a close game of dominoes
The P4/5 and P5/6 spelling group have been investigating where the letter k is usually found in a word. They were given a text to highlight all of the k sounds. They will let you know what they found out next week.
looking for the ks
lots to find