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The 's' spellings, including 'se' and 'ce'

I can spell words containing two representations of the ‘s’ phoneme: 'se' and 'ce'.

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Year 2

The 's' spellings, including 'se' and 'ce'

I can spell words containing two representations of the ‘s’ phoneme: 'se' and 'ce'.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. 'ce' is sometimes used to represent the 's' phoneme at the end of a word.
  2. 'se' is sometimes used to represent the 's' phoneme at the end of a word.
  3. How to spell the common exception word 'once' and high frequnecy word 'going'.

Common misconception

When identifying spellings for 's', 'ce' and 'c' can be mixed up.

Use sound buttoning to help, especially when looking at words with split digraphs.

Keywords

  • Phoneme - the smallest unit of sound that can change its meaning

  • Grapheme - the letter or group of letters that represent a sound

  • Digraph - two letters that represent one sound

Ensure children know the meaning of all the words you encounter within the lesson in order to help them to contextualise the spellings.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the correct spelling to complete this sentence: I like to have a __________ before bed .
barth
Correct answer: bath
baff
barf
Q2.
Which words contain the 'ss' spelling of the 's' sound?
list
Correct answer: miss
ice
boss
Q3.
Which words contain the 'c' spelling of the 's' sound?
Correct answer: ace
Correct answer: city
hissed
bus
Q4.
Choose the representation of the 's' sound that matches the words.
Correct Answer:ice,c

c

Correct Answer:class,ss

ss

Correct Answer:sit,s

s

Q5.
Choose the correct spelling to complete this sentence: She lives in the __________ .
Correct answer: city
sity
citee
sitee
Q6.
Choose the correct spelling to complete this sentence: He heard the snake __________ .
his
Correct answer: hiss
hiz
hizz

6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the correct spelling to complete this sentence: __________ upon a time, there was a dragon in a castle .
wuns
Correct answer: once
wons
onse
wonce
Q2.
Which words contain the 'se' spelling of the 's' sound?
Correct answer: horse
sell
Correct answer: purse
choice
seem
Q3.
Which words contain the 'ce' spelling of the 's' sound?
Correct answer: prince
purse
Correct answer: choice
back
hiss
Q4.
Choose the representation of the 's' sound that matches the words.
Correct Answer:purse,ce

ce

Correct Answer:choice,ce

ce

Correct Answer:fancy,c

c

Correct Answer:loss,ss

ss

Correct Answer:sit,s

s

Q5.
Choose the correct spelling to complete this sentence: The __________ likes to eat hay.
hors
hoorse
Correct answer: horse
horce
Q6.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence: Take your shoes off inside the hows.
Correct Answer: house