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New 'ee' spellings, including 'e', 'y', 'ie' and 'ey'

I can know four new spellings for the 'ee' phoneme: 'e', 'ie', 'y' and 'ey'.

New
New
Year 2

New 'ee' spellings, including 'e', 'y', 'ie' and 'ey'

I can know four new spellings for the 'ee' phoneme: 'e', 'ie', 'y' and 'ey'.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. 'e' is a representation of the 'ee' phoneme that is often found in short high frequency words.
  2. 'y' is a representation of the 'ee' phoneme that is often found at the end of a word.
  3. 'ey' is a representation of the 'ee' phoneme that is often found at the end of a word, such as money.
  4. 'ie' is a representation of the 'ee' phoneme that is often found in the middle of a word.
  5. How to spell the common exception words: fast, last, past and plant.

Common misconception

Pupils will look for any word with ‘e’ in it and associate it with the long vowel 'ee'.

Teach that ‘e’ can be pronounced in different ways. Emphasise that in most words, the 'e' is making an 'e' phoneme.

Keywords

  • Rare spelling - Spellings of phonemes that appear less frequently in words

  • Adjective - An adjective is a word that describes or gives more information about a noun or pronoun, such as "happy," "big," or "blue."

Consider regional pronunciations of high frequency words 'fast', 'last' etc. Celebrate that in some places, it is not a common exception word and can be read and spelt using phonics.
Teacher tip

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6 Questions

Q1.
Match the word classes to their definitions.
Correct Answer:nouns,words that name a person, place, thing, or idea

words that name a person, place, thing, or idea

Correct Answer:verbs,a doing or being word

a doing or being word

Correct Answer:adjectives,a word that describes or gives more information about a noun

a word that describes or gives more information about a noun

Correct Answer:adverbs,a word that describes or gives more information about a verb

a word that describes or gives more information about a verb

Q2.
Select the three words that are adjectives.
Correct answer: happy
Correct answer: silly
book
Correct answer: sunny
jungle
Q3.
Choose the three words which contain the ee sound.
Correct answer: sweets
moats
felt
Correct answer: meet
Correct answer: breeze
Q4.
Match the number of phonemes to each word.
Correct Answer:7,complete

complete

Correct Answer:4,seeing

seeing

Correct Answer:3,seat

seat

Q5.
Correct the spelling in bold in the following sentence. You should brush your teath at least twice a day.
Correct Answer: teeth
Q6.
Select the two common exception words.
wait
Correct answer: call
night
Correct answer: kind
speaking

6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the correct spelling to finish the sentence. I went swimming __________ weekend.
larst
Correct answer: last
laast
Q2.
Select the words which contain a spelling for the long vowel ee sound.
Correct answer: funny
Correct answer: thief
stay
Correct answer: honey
they
Q3.
Select the word that is a proper noun.
city
Correct answer: Egypt
baby
queen
he
Q4.
Match the grapheme that makes the 'ee' sound to where they commonly appear in a word.
Correct Answer:'e',often at the beginning or the end

often at the beginning or the end

Correct Answer:'y',often at the end of a word

often at the end of a word

Correct Answer:'ie',often in the middle of a word

often in the middle of a word

Correct Answer:'ey',often at the end of a word

often at the end of a word

Q5.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. I ate a peece of pizza.
Correct Answer: piece
Q6.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence. They laughed happiley at the joke.
Correct Answer: happily