Wild Wednesday – Qu, Z, Y

Hello everyone,

Wild Wednesday is here again.  We’re going on a sound hunt in the playground today; can you find the sounds we’ve been learning?  Grab the toys from earlier this week and add some for the qu sound like queen, quilt,  and a squash.  Now all you need are your coats and to get outside for our fun phonic adventure!

Don’t worry about the writing – remember you can use the dirt,  chalk, sticks or stones to form the shapes of the letters or maybe you have a clipboard you could use.


How to play- Hide objects around the woods/garden/park.  You can shout out a sound and then your child/ren has to find that sound.  You can extend their learning by asking them to find the letter that matches a dulplicate card you hold.  Another way to play is to sound out the whole word for them to find, for instance s-qu-a-sh.

A few tips – multiple views please, you’ll notice different things each time.  Use lower case please.  Perhaps you could hide the letters in their name for them to find?  Could they write the sounds using chalk, stones, sticks, etc?  If they’re really not hearing the sounds or continue to mispronounce it’s a matter of repeating, drip feeding and saturating them with the correct sound.  Use every opportunity to model how you want them to say it.

Have fun and enjoy!

Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care, stay safe, 

The Nursery & Reception Team