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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

Thursday 14th January

Today’s phonics focus sound is alternative pronunciation for the letter ‘ow’. Alternative pronunciation means that a letter can say more than 1 sound when we read it. Todays grapheme is ‘ow’. It can say 2 sounds depending upon the word it is in, ‘ow’ and ‘oa’.

1. Let’s start with looking at capital letters. Can you find the capital letter?

2. Next watch the video to find out more about todays sound.

3. Finally have a go at the alternative pronunciation ‘ow’ worksheet.
 I am trialling a new discovery today – completing as an online worksheet. There is the option to download. Just above the worksheet there are some blue links. One says download as PDF. If completed live, the worksheet will mark the top 3 sections for you. Remember to send it to Mrs.Howarth on Dojo. I would really appreciate any feedback as to whether you prefer the downloadable version, or being able to complete online. Thanks

Section 1 – Next to each word write which sound ‘ow’ says, write either ow or oa?

Section 2 – Read the sentence. I have circled letters which can have alternative pronunciation. What sound does the letter say? Write it in the circle.

Section 3 – Just like the sentence above, read the sentence, but this time you put a circle around any letters which can have alternative pronunciation (can say a different sound). Draw an arrow and a bubble. In your bubble write the sound the letter can say.

Section 4 – Write a caption (a sentence that explains the picture) for the picture. It must have at least one word with our alternative pronunciation ‘ow’.

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.