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

Transcript The Letter J

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about /j/. This is the letter J, it makes the sound /j/. This is a capital /J/ and this is a lower case /j/. They both make the /j/ sound like in jog, jet and jam! Let's practise the /j/ sound with Kala! "/J/, /j/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that begins with /j/? "There's a jar, that starts with /j/!" Is there anything else in the garden that starts with /j/? "There's some jelly, that also begins with /j/!" Uh-oh! /J/ is hiding with the other letters! Can you help find /j/ 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 /j/, we listened to and made the /j/ sound, we found words that begin with /j/ and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and try to find the jellyfish and jaguar 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 J exercise

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  • Which one is the correct letter?

    Hints

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

    This sea creature begins with this sound. ____.

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

    Solution

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

  • What sound does the letter make?

    Hints

    The word jam starts with the sound.

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

    Solution

    The correct sound is /j/.

  • Find the objects that begin with j.

    Hints

    There are 5 items that start with j to highlight.

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

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.

    Jupiter is a planet! Can you see a planet in the picture?

    Solution

    The five items that begin with j are:

    • juice
    • jelly
    • jug
    • Jupiter
    • joker
  • What is the word?

    Hints

    Listen carefully. What sound does the word start and end with?

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

    Solution

    The words are:

    1. jet
    2. jump
    3. jar
    4. banjo
  • Help Kala find the objects that begin with j.

    Hints

    Listen to the sound. Which things begin with the sound?

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

    There are two correct choices.

    Solution

    Jam and jaguar start with /j/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?

    Hints

    Listen carefully to the word. Does the word start with /j/ or not start with /j/?

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

    There are 3 words that begin with j and 3 words that do not begin with j.

    Solution
    • Jacket, jockey and jungle have j at the beginning.
    • Magician, flapjack and badge do not have j at the beginning.