In this part, you will find out more about letters and sounds. You will also find some rules to help you spell words correctly.
Vowels and consonants
The letter a e i o u are called Vowel letters.
These vowels can make a short sound or a long sound.
All the other letters in the alphabet are called consonant letters.
Basic: If you forget which letters are vowels, think of:
an angry elephant in orange underpants.
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How to spell the short vowels sounds
The short vowel sounds are spelt with just one letter.
The sound /a/ as in ant is spelt with a.
The sound /e/ as in hen is spelt with e.
The sound /i/ as in insect is spelt with i.
The sound /o/ as in orange is spelt with o.
The sound /u/ as in umbrella is spelt with u.
How to spell the short consonant sounds
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Most consonant sounds are spelt with one consonant letter, but some are spelt with two.