Did you know that the main vowels in the English language are A, E, I, O, and U?  There are some other letters that sometimes represents a vowel sound.  One of those letters is, Y.  So, when is ‘Y’ a vowel and when is it a consonant?

When you see a ‘Y’ at the beginning of a word, then it is a consonant.  If it appears anywhere else then it is acting as part of a vowel sound.  So the ‘Y’ in yellow?  A consonant.  The ‘Y’ in sky, bicycle, and gym?  Vowels.

We hope that you have a joyful day at school.  Remember to be kind.  We Love You.