Cotmanhay Infant and Nursery School

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Phase 5 phonemes

Consider practicing the sound as often as possible, as Letters and Sounds (phonics) was carried out daily in school.


The sound of the week is ...

 This is the digraph (2 letters that make 1 sound) aw.

Try saying it in a silly voice: a baby

a giant

a whisper

shout it

a princess

a robot...

any you can think of.


Can you read the aw words below?

paw claw draw lawn
saw jigsaw crawl straw

 You could write them on pieces of paper and play games with them.


Can you read them in the sentences below?

It left paw prints.
It has sharp claws.
Can you draw a dog?
My sister can crawl now.
She can drink with  straw.



  • saw
  • draw 
  • crawl
  • straw

HFW spellings

  • made
  • make


Practice writing them in sentences.

You could pick a word and write it in a sentence. 

Remember to use a capital letter, finger spaces, and full stops!

You can play phonic games here...