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Week 16 <se> ans <ze> for the /s/ sound

Learning Intentions

Revise the soft <c>, soft <g>, <tch>, <dge>, <le> and <q> spellings.

Revise the <n> spelling of /ng/ ( as in drink, extinct, and anger) and the <s> spelling of /z/.

To know that the <z> sound can also be made using <se> and < ze>




Look at these words. Write into your literacy book and underline the spelling pattern.

cancel germ hutch judge eagle equal trunk  anchor easy  measles




Main Learning 

We already know that there are two ways to write the /z/ sound.

What are they?
<z> and <s>
Can you give some examples?


There are another two ways to write the /z/ sound, < se> and <ze>.


Look at these words and identify the spelling pattern. The spelling pattern usually comes at the end of the word.

Notice that the <e> in both words is silent. Write these words into your literacy book and underneath give as many more examples as you can.

sneeze   noise


Look at these words, they are not the same because the e is part of the ‘hop over digraph < o_e> and <i_e>.

chose  prize

Parse the following sentences

noun, verb pronoun adjective adverb conjunction preposition 


1. I sneeze and wheeze in the winter.

2. The old American jeep reversed noisily outside our house.


1. “Pollen makes me sneeze and wheeze” said Alfie.

2. Messi and his Argentinian teammates caused much applause when they arrived back in Buenos Aires.

3. “Can I have cheese on toast please?