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Our sound for today is…. x


You have done fantastically recapping all of your set 1 single letter sounds and using these sounds to begin to read words. 'x' is the last sound to recap today before we move on to begin to learn our special friends tomorrow!


For your first Literacy task today, tune into your RWI lesson on YouTube with Ruth, Gareth and Sara, watch the Alphablocks practise the sound ‘x’ or go on a sound hunt with Geraldine.

Learn letter "x" with the Alphablocks Magic Words | CBeebies

Watch the Alphablocks on BBC iPlayer - X has x-ray eyes! Find out how to make the /x/ s...

Geraldine the Giraffe learns the /x/ sound

Get more activities, more resources and of course, more Geraldine, from Mr T's Phonics - here: We make le...


Now you have had a go at listening to and saying the sound 'x', we are going to recap how we write this sound. Take a look at the video below and see how I formed the letter 'x'. Remember we say...


"Down the arm and leg, repeat the other side."

Handwriting - x

Still image for this video


Can you use your Fred talk to read the words below?







Can you use your Fred talk to read the sentences below?


A big box.


Mix it up.


If you would like to continue to practise reading words with 'x' in, why not visit the Phonics Play website and have a game of 'Buried Treasure' selecting the sound 'x' as your focus. If you wish to practise reading more sentences in your books, why not log onto the Bug Club and choose another story to read. 


Can you now have a go at spelling these words? You might like to use your sound cards or magnetic letters to spell today rather than a pencil and paper. The choice is yours .







Writing challenge: Can you write a short sentence about the picture below (e.g. A red fox). Remember to pinch the sounds onto your fingers before you write each word down.