So the final part of phonics that we will be looking at is polysyllabic words. This is where a word contains more than 1 syllable. These words can be tricky to read because they are long so we encourage the children to 'chop' them up to help them to read the word.
Here is how we would chop up these words:
igloo > ig - loo meerkat > meer - kat
duckling > duck - ling scooter > scoo - ter
Some words we have to chop up more than once. Eg.
chimpanzee > chim - pan - zee skeleton > skel - e - ton