choose a postcard. Each postcard features a different vowel phoneme. Sentences appear one by one. In the first sentence, you have to click on the focus phonemes. When you have got them all right, the next
sentence appears but this time there are gaps in the words. You have to drag the vowel phoneme with the correct spelling into the gap in the word. The game continues in this way until you have completed six
At the end of the game, all the sentences appear together on the card and you can print the complete card.
In this game the vowel phonemes practiced in the Sandcastle Quiz are contextualised in a series of sentences appearing on holiday postcards. Difficulty is increased by including focus words of more than one syllable. Opportunities for reading practice are also included.
Each postcard covers an individual vowel phoneme and
one postcard covers them all. The options are:-
OW - ow/ou (howl,
OY - oy/oi (boy,join)
AR - ar/a/al (star,grass,calm)
DEEP U - oo/u (foot,put)
AIR - air/are/ear (lair, spare, tear)
OR - or/ore/oar/war (short, core,roar,ward)
AW - aw/au/augh/al (yawn,august, caught, chalk)
IR - ir/ur/er (stir, nurse, nerve)
EAR - ear/eer/ere (fear, cheer, mere)
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