Expected Set 9: Vowels igh.ow

Introducing vowel sounds: igh as in high & ow as in snow

This is Set 9 of the expected level for the Foundation Stage.

This set introduces children to more vowel sounds. The sounds are placed in the context of words that use the phonemes children have learned in the previous sets.


  • Exploration of the sounds including mouth shapes
  • Breakdown of the letter shapes
  • Variations of letter shapes for print and handwriting
  • Examples of words that can be made using only phonemes that have been previously taught
  • Discussion prompts about using those words in spoken sentences
  • Word Line activity
  • Letter Sound and Shape sheets for interventions and support
  • Flashcards with sound symbols
  • Word Maker sheets

Guidance and example planning for using this resource is here.

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