Category Archives: Phonics

Word-searches!

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In Phonics this morning, Miss Bowkett’s group had a challenge. They had to make their own word-search about a topic of their choice. Then they worked together to see if they could solve a friend’s puzzle. There were some very tricky puzzles produced but everyone did a great job of solving them!

Dictionary and thesaurus

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This morning Miss Bowkett’s Phonics group learned about the difference between a dictionary and thesaurus. They worked very hard to look up different words and put some words into alphabetical order.

Then they used a thesaurus to find some synonyms. These synonyms will help them to make their writing even better.

Speech language in phonics

In phonics today Miss Bowkett’s group reminded themselves of the use of speech marks and good speech language by having some more arguments!
The whole group worked really hard to think of better words for said. Here are their ideas:

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After that they started learning about apostrophes for contraction. Can you remember what an apostrophe is?

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