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Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ar' 2

In this worksheet, students consider different spellings of the 'ar' phoneme. The worksheet requires students to listen to audio clips.

'Read and Spell Phonemes: 'ar' 2' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 1

Year:  Year 1 English worksheets

Curriculum topic:   Reading: Word Reading

Curriculum subtopic:   Grapheme Awareness

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Worksheet Overview

A phoneme is a unit of sound. A digraph is two letters that work together to make one sound. The 'ar' digraph sounds like this:


Sometimes the 'ar' digraph can be made in different ways. It can be spelt 'al'. (The 'l' is silent.)




Sometimes the letter 'a' on its own can make the 'ar' phoneme.




If you live in the south of England you may say some other 'a' words with the 'ar' phoneme.

grass, path, dance

In other parts of the country you may say them with the 'a' phoneme.


In the words 'heart' and 'are', the phoneme is spelt differently again.


In this worksheet you can practise reading and writing these different spellings of the 'ar' phoneme.

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