Today I would like you to have a play around with sounds. We are going to be a bit silly as we are going to be making up names for a selection of aliens! This might seem like a strange activity to your parents but we know that in the Phonics Screening we do at school (maybe not when it should have been this year, but I am sure the children will have to do it at some point!) has ‘alien’ words that we have to de-code and read. So, this is just helping us to remember to sound out exactly what we see, even if it doesn’t make sense. Send me your list of wacky made up alien names. Do not just copy lots of sounds down, you need to be able to read them so probably the maximum for each name will be around 4 different sounds, for example, ch- ow- ee- ay!