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Willow Bank Junior School

Week 1

This week we are practising the split diagraph o-e


What is a split digraph?

Simply put, digraphs are collections of two letters that make one sound. Examples include; rain, book and seed.

split digraph also contains two letters (a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e and u-e) but they are split between a consonant, for example; make, bike and pure.

The split digraph works by using an ‘e’ after the initial vowel to change the sound of the vowel. With a split digraph, tot turns into tote, hug to huge and tub to tube. Note the change in the sound of the first vowel from a hard sound to a longer softer sound, this is because of the ‘e’.

You have ten words to practise the sound - o-e, plus two more revision words:

home dome tone
stone note rose
nose close rope
hope stop gran 

Here are a choice of activities to help you practise these spellings. When you are confident, ask somebody to test you - record your answers in your book. Good luck!