Sounds, digraphs, trigraphs and Tricky words

You can continue to work on the following sounds, digraphs and trigraphs. You could use Espresso Phonics to learn the newer ones. Play simple games to practise reading them in a word, then write sentences with them in to read. It takes a long time for children to become secure in reading and writing them independently so don’t rush ahead.

Children should try and remember easy decodable words such as it, is, can, and and went as they see them frequently and shouldn’t need to sound them out.

  • s, a, t, p.
  • i, n, m, d.
  • g, o, c, k.
  • ck, e, u, r.
  • h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss.
  • j, v, w, x
  • y, z, zz, qu
  • ai, ee, igh, oa
  • , oo, ar, or, ur, ow
  • oi, ear (hear), air, er

Tricky words (reading and spelling)

I, my, the, to, go,

he, she, we, me, they, are, was, you, like, have, said, little

all, her, so, do, come, some, one, were, where, what, out, there, saw