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Basics on the topic The Letter X

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

Transcript The Letter X

Let’s join Dee and Kala in the phonics garden and learn all about /x/. This is the letter X, it makes the sound /x/. This is a capital /X/ and this is a lower case /x/. They both make the /x/ sound like in x-ray, taxi and flex! Let's practise the /x/ sound with Kala! " /X/, /x/!" Can you spy anything in the garden that has the /x/ sound? "There's a t-rex, that has the /x/ sound!" Is there anything else in the garden with a /x/ in it? "There's the number six, that also has the /x/ sound!" Uh-oh! /X/ is hiding with the other letters! Can you help find /x/ 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 /x/, we listened to and made the /x/ sound! We found words that have a /x/ in them and found it in the alphabet! Interested in a challenge? Watch this video again and see if you can find the saxophone, the box and the exit sign hidden in the garden! Comment below when you find them! If you want to learn more, check out the next sound!

The Letter X exercise

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  • Which one is the correct letter?


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

    This is a ___.

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


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

  • What sound does the letter make?


    The word fox has this sound at the end.

    Listen to all four sounds again. Which one is the same as the end of the name Max?


    The correct sound is /x/.

  • Find the objects that have x in them.


    There are 5 items that have x in to highlight.

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

    Listen carefully to the names of the objects.


    The five items that have x in are:

    • x-ray
    • axe
    • six
    • mixer
    • hexagon
  • What is the word?


    What other sounds can you hear?

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


    The words are:

    1. fix
    2. mix
    3. pox
    4. wax
  • Help Kala find the objects that end with x.


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

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

    There are two correct choices.


    Fox and box end with /x/.

  • Can you put the words in the correct group?


    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear x in the word?

    Listen carefully to this word. Do you hear x in the word?

    There are 4 words that have x in and 2 words that do not.


    Fox, box, ox and taxi have x in them.

    Sun and hat do not.