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What a brilliant Children in Need Day - thank you to everyone who took part. We have now raised £376 for Children in Need ................. We also sent 52 Shoe Boxes today to the Boxes of Hope Charity, which is the most we have sent for some time. Again, thank you so much to everyone who made a box or boxes. We really appreciate your support.

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Please practise reading and writing all your tricky and common exception words. 

Continue revisiting and revising any unknown sounds from Phase 3 and Phase 5.

Continue to practise the spelling games on espresso everyday.


Watch Scully's Phonics


Tricky words

During Phase 5, the following tricky words (which can't yet be decoded) are introduced:

  • oh
  • their
  • people
  • Mr
  • Mrs
  • looked
  • called
  • asked
  • could


Continue to dictate sentences.

Ask your child to write the sentence independently, keeping their letters on the line and forming letters correctly.

They will need to listen, recall, write the sentence then read it back to check it makes sense.


Practise reading and then writing these sentences.


Mrs Smith went into town to get fish and chips.

The ship sailed on the the sea.

The snail looked for his friend the slug.

We like to make pancakes.

I like to ride my bike to the shop.

The tractor got stuck in the mud.

It rained for eight days and the river was high.

Mr Gardner likes to play football on Saturday.