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Your weekly phonics focus is on the split vowel digraph a-e.



A digraph is two letters which together make one sound. When a digraph is split by a consonant it becomes a split digraph. For example, the ‘ae’ in lake makes one sound but it is split by the ‘k’.

What is a Split Digraph? | Magic 'e' | Phonics

Learn all you need to know about the 'split digraph', sometimes known as 'the magic e'.



Phonics Challenge 1

Read the ‘a-e’ words in the table.

Look at the pictures and write each word under the correct picture. Read the word again to make sure it is correct.

You could have a go at drawing the pictures yourself in your book and adding the correct label.


Geraldine the Giraffe learns /a-e/

Geraldine the Giraffe's Flash Cards - Episode Split Digraph A-E

Phonics Challenge 2


Read the ‘Phoneme spotter’ text and find the words with the split digraph ‘a-e’.

Then have a go at answering the comprehension questions.

You could just talk about the answers with your adult or have a go at writing them down in your book.