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The White Peak Federation

Monyash Church of England
Primary School

Winster Church of England
Primary School

The White Peak Federation

Monyash Church of England
Primary School

Winster Church of England
Primary School

Week 3 Beginning 15.6.20

This week we are going to be revising a spelling rule called ‘W special’.  When the letter a follows the /w/ sound it is often pronounced /o/ wash, wand, squash, squad.

 

Look at the words want, wash, wasp, wand, swallow, squash, swap, squad, swamp, watch.  In all of these words, the letter a is pronounced /o/.  When /w/ comes before vowels it can affect the pronunciation of the vowel. Go to Letter strings countdown and choose 'W special' wash, wand, squash.

 

There is also a PowerPoint if you need a bit more help and I have added some activities below.

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