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Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

What is it?

Making different sounds using our voices. This includes making longer vowel sounds and being able to change their voice for different reasons. This aspect is linked to the next strongly and usually I teach these close to each other. 

Activity idea - 'Longer and shorter sounds:'

This is another activity which the DFES included in the Letters and sounds documents. 

When making certain movements either elongate sounds or make them nappier and shorter.

 

E.g. 

"I'm opening the door now, it goes 'creeeeeeak.'"

'Oh no door went slam.' 

'I'm sliding down the long slide, wheeeeeee.'

 

This gives children an understanding of the longer and shorter sounds (especially vowels) that they will encounter in later phases of phonics.