Level 5

Sound Spellings
“ar” sound ar as in car, a as in last, al as in half, ear as in heart, aa as in baa, au as in aunt, ah as in galah, arr as in charred, er as in clerk, are as in are.
“er” sound er as in her, ir as in bird, ur as in hurt, ear as in learn, or as in word, urr as in purr, err as in preferred, irr as in stirred, our as in journal, eur as in secateurs, yr as in myrtle, ere as in were, olo as in colonel, yrrh as in myrrh, oeu as in hors d’oeuvres.
“or” sound aw as in saw, or as in for, ore as in more, a as in wall, au as in launch, oar as in soar, our as in four, ough as in bought, ar as in warm, augh as in caught, al as in walk, oor as in door, oa as in broad, aul as in baulk, awe as in awesome, ure as in sure.
“ou” sound ou as in out, ow as in cow, ough as in drought, ao as in Maori, au as in sauerkraut, aos as in Laos, aow as in miaow.
“oy” sound oi as in boil, oy as in boy, eu as in Freud.
“air” sound air as in hair, are as in care, ear as in bear, ere as in there, eir as in their, aer as in aeroplane, ar as in parents, eah as in yeah, ayer as in prayer, ayor as in mayor,
“ear” sound eer as in deer, ear as in dear, ere as in here, ier as in tier, eir as in weird, er as in hero, ir as in souvenir.
“e” sound ea as in bread, ai as in said, ay as in says, a as in any, u as in bury, ie as in friend, ei as in leisure, eo as in leopard
“i” sound The spelling y as in gym, myths, system
a as in wallet Revisiting a as in equality, swallow, wallet
o as in oven Revisiting o as in above, cover, mother
re as in centre re as in centre (usually spelt er in US English)
our as in colour our as in colour (usually spelt or in US English)