Spellings for this week:
Look at these words:
call tall ball walk talk always
Look at the different spellings for this sound:
'or' 'a' 'au' 'aw' 'oor'
Can your child think of some words for each of these spellings and write them in columns for your child to see. E.g.
If you think of any more unusual spellings of this phoneme (sound) then record these in another column.
Focus on the ones spelt with just 'a'. What do they notice? Tell your child that the rule is a word is usually spelt 'a' before an 'l' or 'll'.
Read through the short passage below and find all the words spelt 'a' before 'l' and 'll'. Practise writing each of the words once you have found them.
There was once a very tall man called Mr Chalk who lived with
his dog, cat and also a cheeky hamster. Every day, he put on his
hat and coat in the hallway, picked up a ball and called,
‘Come on, Fido! It’s time for your walk.’
Fido and his owner always went the same way so that Mr Chalk
could have a talk with his friend Bob at his flower stall in the market.
One day, as they passed the old castle walls, they noticed
a strange shape stalking along through the grass. Just then, the
rain started to fall in enormous splashy drops so they forgot the
odd shape and ran to the market hall as fast as they could.