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If you usually do phonics with Mrs Wright and you are confident with the alternative 'er' spellings then please look at the phase 6 work at the bottom of the page. Phase 6 focuses on spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, plurals, compound words and past/present tense. We will include a selection of different phase 6 activities each week.


Phonics - Main focus

This week we want you to look at different ways to spell the 'er' sound and the alternative spellings for this.

The main spellings for this sound are 'er', 'ir', and ‘ur'.

However, there is also ‘ar’ (sugar), ‘ear’ (earth) and ‘or’ (word).

There are many games and activities to try for free on Phonicsplay.

You may log in with the following details:

Username: jan21

Password: home

Follow this link for a game:


Below is a selection of activities you can try to help practise your reading and spelling of this sound.


  • er phoneme spotter
  • ur phoneme spotter
  • alternative spellings
  • differentiated er spellings
  • differentiated ur spellings
  • read and roll (ir)
  • real or alien words colouring (ir)
  • speed read (ir, er, ur)
  • spelling (ir, er, ur)
  • ur board game


Visit SpellingPlay for phase 6 games. This week there is a focus on homophones (two words that sound the same but are spelt differently) and contractions (we are = we’re).

Homophones -

General games -