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This week we are going to be looking at the alternative spellings of the ai phoneme (sound) 

Looking at words where we can hear the ai sound but we may write it in different ways not just ai


wait - ai

play - ay

take - a_e

lady - a

grey -ey

eight - eigh

ai ae ay ei eigh a - Phonics Alternative Spellings

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

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Phonics Play username: LOIS1234

Password: Sch00l

Read these sentences and see how many ai words you can spot. Or you can ask a grown up to say the sentence and then see if you can write it down spelling all the words correctly.