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Today you are looking at the alternative 'er' sound (sounds like 'farmer' 'summer' it's a short 'er' sounding like an 'a').  Have a go at reading the words below that have the alternative sound in them.


letter, hammer, boxer, herbs, stern,germ, ladder, her, farmer


Now it's time for you to go on phonics play and play 'Acorn Adventures' and sort the alternative sounds. When you are logged in click on the resources tab, Phase 5b resources, acorn adventures and click on the alternative 'er' sound.

You may log in with the following details:

username: jan21

password: home


When you have completed this activity, have a go at writing the sentences that your grown up will read to you. The sentences are:


Can a farmer grow herbs?

Did a boxer hit a hammer with a fern?