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Clowne Junior School

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Monster Phonics Groups

This week teaches the ie and igh graphemes that make the long I sound and the ie grapheme that makes the long E sound.


ie (Yellow I) Grapheme

Example words: lie, tie, pie, cried, tried, dried


ie (Green Froggy) Grapheme

Example words: chief, field, thief


igh Grapheme

Example words: high, night, light, bright, right


ie grapheme (Yellow I)


1. Download the PowerPoint. Use this to introduce the ie grapheme that makes the long I sound. Read the story. Look at the nouns and play the More than One machine. Look at the verbs and play the Changer (he/she/it) machine and the Time machine.

2. Watch the ‘A Taste of Pie’ video. Ask the children to make the Yellow I (point to an eye) action every time they hear an ie word. Can they recall all the ie words at the end of the video?

A Taste of Pie Video

3. Write a report about why Yellow I and Ida argued. Write the story in the past tense. Highlight the ie grapheme with a yellow highlighter.