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Miss Reynolds' Phonics Group

You have been doing such a great job with your alternative pronunciation activities so far this week. Keep up the good work. Remember any questions, problems or concerns, don't hesitate to send me a message on Dojo. Mrs.Howarth

Wednesday 13th January

Today’s phonics focus sound is alternative pronunciation for the letter ‘u’. Alternative pronunciation means that a letter can say more than 1 sound when we read it. Todays letter is ‘u’. Each vowel says 2 sounds. It can say its name and it can say it’s sound. That means that ‘u’ can say ‘u’ or ‘yoo’.

1. Can you impress your adults and show off your thrash rap skills? You could even ask them to test out your silent action skills. If your adult points to a sound ā€“ show them the action!

2. Next watch the video to find out more about todays sound. Alternative pronunciation of u

3. Finally have a go at the alternative pronunciation ā€˜uā€™ worksheet. Remember to send it to Mrs.Howarth on Dojo.

There is no expectation to print off any of the sheets. You can print, write onto the sheet on your device, write onto a piece of paper, or in a work book and send a picture, or simply spell the words/sentences onto Dojo and send. Do whichever works best for you.


Phonics is a crucial skill for your child. Please ensure that these activities are completed independently, although they may help to understand what to do, they must read and write the sounds by themselves in order to practise these crucial skills. At this stage we do not expect that words are spelled correctly, but are spelled phonetically.