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The phoneme of the week is 'ur' like in 'turn'. It is a digraph which means it has two letters that makes one sound. 


Pretend you are making a cake and using an electric mixer. Make the "ur" sound whilst doing this. This action should help children to remember the "ur" sound.

Cool Challenge

Follow the link below to play "Obb and Bob" with the "ur" sound. When you get on the site, select "Phase 3" and "ur". Practise reading the words and decide whether Obb or Bob would like them.



Mild Challenge

Think of as many words as you can with the "ur" sound in. Use your robot arms to sound them out and then have a go at writing them. You could draw a picture to go with each word.


Also, take a look at the booklet below to find some fun activities to do whilst exploring the "ur" sound.

Hot Challenge

Think of as many words as you can with the "ur" sound in. Orally, put a word into a sentence. Then have a go at writing that sentence. Don't forget the following:

  • Capital letter at the start of your sentence
  • Finger spaces between words
  • Use robot arms to sound out your words carefully
  • Full stop at the end of your sentence
  • Read your sentence back to check that it makes sense

More Activities:


If you are feeling really motivated, have a go at the activities below:

Tricky Words


This week we would like you to practise reading the word "you". Write it down and take a pretend picture of it to store in your brain! have a go at reading the following sentences with the word "you" in:


  • Did you meet the Queen?
  • The fox will eat you up!
  • You can go to the park.
  • Please can you get me a hot dog.
  • Can you get a can of cat food?