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Year 2

New 'oo' spellings, including 'ue', 'ui' and 'ou'

I can know three new spellings for the 'oo' phoneme: 'ue', 'ui' and 'ou'.

New
New
Year 2

New 'oo' spellings, including 'ue', 'ui' and 'ou'

I can know three new spellings for the 'oo' phoneme: 'ue', 'ui' and 'ou'.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. ‘ue’ is a representation of the 'oo' phoneme that often comes at the end of a word.
  2. ue', 'ui' and 'ou' are alternative spellings of the 'oo' phoneme.
  3. How to spell the common exception words: many and after.

Common misconception

The 'ou' and 'ui' spelling can be pronounced in different ways e.g. suit vs build or soup vs shout.

Be explicit with children about these different pronunciations and give them the opportunity to read words out loud to check.

Keywords

  • Pronunciation - the way a word or language is spoken, including the sounds, stress and intonation patterns

  • Rare - spellings that appear less often than common ones

  • Digraph - two letters that represent one sound

The word 'after' is not a common exception word in some regions. It is accent dependent.
Teacher tip

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6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the words which contain the oo sound.
Correct answer: soon
burn
Correct answer: rude
Correct answer: chew
over
Q2.
Choose the words which contain the oo sound.
Correct answer: glue
Correct answer: group
more
Correct answer: juice
dear
Q3.
Select the correct spelling to match the sentence. I __________ my hat on because it was cold.
Correct answer: put
poot
putt
pout
Q4.
Select the correct spelling to match the sentence. There's no need to be __________ .
rood
Correct answer: rude
rewd
rud
Q5.
Select the correct spelling to match the sentence. The car's exhaust released __________.
fyooms
fums
Correct answer: fumes
fooms
Q6.
Select the correct spelling to match the sentence. I can't decide which ice cream flavour to __________ .
chooz
chuse
Correct answer: choose
chouse

6 Questions

Q1.
Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence. How __________ points did you score?
meny
mani
Correct answer: many
Q2.
Choose the correct spelling to complete the sentence. I looked __________ my friend's cat.
arfter
Correct answer: after
aftir
aftur
Q3.
Select the words which contain a spelling for the 'oo' sound.
Correct answer: issue
Correct answer: bruise
go
Correct answer: wound
Correct answer: too
Q4.
Match the grapheme that makes the 'oo' sound to where they commonly appear in a word.
Correct Answer:ue,at the end of a word

at the end of a word

Correct Answer:ui,in the middle of a word often followed by 't' , 'se' or 'ce'

in the middle of a word often followed by 't' , 'se' or 'ce'

Correct Answer:ou,in the middle of a word

in the middle of a word

Q5.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: I drank a tasty glass of joose .
Correct Answer: juice
Q6.
Correct the spelling of the word in bold in the following sentence: We showed great team work when we completed the groop task.
Correct Answer: group