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Purple Phonics Group

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Phonics each day will be set by Mrs.Howarth. If you have any problems, concerns or questions don't hesitate to contact me via Dojo. I will also mark your child's phonics work and provide their feedback.

Tuesday 12th January

Today’s focus sound is the 2nd sound from phase 5. It is the ‘ou’ sound.

1. Let’s start by impressing your adult with reading those tricky words that we listened to yesterday (click on the link below)

The path way to the activity is phonics play - resources – phase 5 – Tricky word truck – phase 3 tricky words (it’s good to revisit words we haven’t done for a while!). Once you have designed your truck, press go and read the word that drives up. If you read it straight away, correctly, then your adult can give you a tick. If you struggle to read the word, or don’t remember it quickly, then your adult should give a cross. Those words which are crossed will keep appearing, as extra practise, until it is given a tick. If you want to impress me and earn a dojo, send me your score!

You will need the Username: jan21 and password: home

2. Now let’s learn a new sound today. Today’s grapheme is ‘ou’. The action for today’s sound is… Put both arms over your head as if it is a roof of a house. Watch this video on today’s ‘ou’ grapheme.

3. Next have a go at the worksheet to practise spelling and writing using today’s sound ‘ou’ practise and apply. Remember to add your work to your portfolio 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.