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St Luke's Catholic Academy

St Luke's

Catholic Academy

Pyenest Road, Harlow, Essex, CM19 4LU

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

This week the children have been working very hard to improve their understanding of the ‘ough’ sound. They have done this to help improve their spelling. Here are some examples of this:

1. 'Ough' as 'uff'

'Ough' is pronounced 'uff' in 'tough', 'rough' and 'enough'.

2. 'Ough' as 'off'

You say it 'off' in 'cough' and 'trough'.

3. 'Ough' as 'o'

You use 'o' for 'dough', 'though' and 'although'.

4. 'Ough' as 'ow'

It's pronounced 'ow' in 'bough', 'plough' and 'drought'.


This could be used to support a quiz at home, where the children should be able to tell you the different sounds ‘ough’ can make.

Great work year 5!