Silent W

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This resource is aimed at junior pupils or SEN pupils at the beginning of work on phonics. It is based on knowledge of words with a Silent W.

An explanation is given on the left of the card and three possible silent W answers are given on the right of the card.

Cut up the sheets into 20 separate cards and laminate the cards individually.

Pupils should read the explanation on the left of each card, if they are able, and then place a clothes peg on the correct answer on the right of the card. Alternatively, the teacher/SNA/supporting adult could read the explanations and the answers and ask the pupil to place the clothes peg on the correct answer.

This is a good challenge for pupils and is a way for them to demonstrate their early phonological awareness and their ability to identify Silent W words. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards. This resource could be used for a phonics station in a Literacy Station Teaching session.

We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what phonics topic we were currently working on.

This resource could also be used as an independent task to be completed by a pupil in their work station.


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