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Ask the children: What are vowels? What are consonants? How can we tell which is which?

  • Vowels are the letters: a, e, i, o, u
  • Consonants are all the other letters in the alphabet

Practice chanting the vowel - come up with an acronym if they have trouble remember (example in vowels and consonants PowerPoint) and work through the vowels and consonants PowerPoint.


Quick fire questions on a piece of paper:

  • Write down a vowel.
  • Write down a consonant.
  • Write down something in your home beginning with a vowel.
  • Write down something in your home beginning with a consonant.


Complete the vowels and consonants worksheet.


Re-cap what vowels and consonants are.

Ask the children to write down vowels and consonants.

Give the children a list of words and ask them to identify the vowels and consonants.








Can the children come up with their own words and highlight the vowels/consonants?




Re-cap vowels and consonants.

Ask the children to find objects around the house and to write them down on a piece of paper. Ask the children to re-write the words removing the vowels. Adults, have a go and see if you know what objects the children have found. Try again, this time, adults find and write down the objects removing the vowels and see if the children can identify the objects found. 



Tell the children that we are going to be looking at prefixes, 'in', 'im', 'il', and 'ir' - focusing on the 'im' prefix relating to this weeks spellings.

Children should understand that adding the prefix changes the meaning of the root word.

  • When adding the prefix 'in', 'im', 'il' or 'ir' the meaning of the root word is changed to mean not or the opposite of.

Work through the prefix PowerPoint. 


See how many words you can add the prefix 'im' to, how does the word meaning change?



Complete the spelling test.