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St Paul's C of E Primary School

Heathside Grove

LEARNING to make a difference

Week 1


This week your focus is the /ai/ay sound. 


Here are some video links to help your learning all about the /ai/ sound: 


Here are some video links to help your learning all about the /ay/ sound:


Ideas to help you: 

Draw a ‘noughts and crosses’ board like in the example below, then write a word with the ‘ai’ spelling in each of the spaces.

Take it in turns to read a word then place a counter (or anything you can find to cover the word) over the word. The first to have three words in a row covered is the winner. 



Write some ‘ai’ words on the ground, aim and throw a pebble or a stick to land on a word then sound it out and read it. Alternatively, write the words on paper and stick them up outside and using a water pistol/old washing up bottle, then read a word and squirt it with water.


Phonics Challenge:


Look at the pictures below, pick the correct ai/ay spelling for each word.

Can you read these sentences?

Today  I  want  to  play  with  the  train, I  do  not  want  to  play  with  clay.

On  Sunday  I  am  afraid  that  it  may  rain  in  Spain!