# The Letter H

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## Basics on the topicThe Letter H

Join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about h!

### TranscriptThe Letter H

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about /h/. This is the letter H, it makes the sound /h/. This is a capital /H/ and this is a lower case /h/. They both make the /h/ sound like in happy, hand and hop! Let's practise the /h/ sound with Kala! "/h/, /h/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with /h/? "There are hearts, that starts with /h/!" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with /h/? "There's a hen that also begins with /h/!" Uh-oh! /h/ is hiding with the other letters! Can you help find /h/ in the alphabet? Point to the letter when you find it! Did you also point here? You did some great work in the phonics garden! Today we learnt all about /h/, we listened to and made the /h/ sound, we found words that begin with /h/ and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and try to find the horse and hedgehog hidden in the garden! Comment below when and where you find them! If you want to learn more, check out the next sound!

## The Letter H exercise

Would you like to apply the knowledge you’ve learnt? You can review and practice it with the tasks for the video The Letter H.
• ### Which one is the correct letter?

Hints

Listen carefully to the sound, play it again and think about what you can hear.

This animal is a _____.

Look again at the picture above. What sound does this word start with?

Solution

The correct letter is h. This makes the /h/ sound.

• ### What sound does the letter make?

Hints

The word hen starts with the sound.

Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the beginning of the word happy?

Solution

The correct sound is /h/.

• ### Find the objects that begin with "h".

Hints

There are 5 items that start with /h/ to highlight.

Listen to this word. Can you find it in the picture?

Listen carefully to the names of the objects.

Solution

The five items that begin with h are:

• hook
• hot dog
• honey
• hamster
• hole
• ### What is the word?

Hints

Listen carefully. All of the words start with /h/ but what other sounds can you hear?

Listen to the word, it ends with a /t/.

Here we can see the words with pictures. Use this to help you find the matching pairs above.

Solution

The words are:

1. him
2. hut
3. hill
4. hum
• ### Help Kala find the objects that begin with "h".

Hints

Listen to the sound. Which words begin with this sound?

Say all of the items out loud. In which ones do you hear the /h/ sound at the beginning?

There are two correct choices.

Solution

Hat and ham start with /h/.

• ### Can you put the words in the correct group?

Hints

Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear h at the beginning?

Think carefully about the first sound that you hear, is it h or a different sound?

There are 3 words that begin with h and 3 words that don't.

Solution

House, hospital and hammock start with h.

Car, chair and mouse do not.