Four-year-old girl's VERY tricky homework question leaves parents stumped after it's shared online (so do YOU know the correct answer?)

  • Annie Jordan, from Plymouth, shared the difficult question on Facebook
  • Sheet featured series of pictures, with pupils required to identify each one
  • Last question, which appeared to show a picture of an ice rink, left many baffled 

  • Helping your child with their homework can be a stressful experience - particularly when you're unsure of the correct answers yourself.
    But few might expect to find themselves confused over a task set for a four-year-old. 
    Mother Annie Jordan, from Plymouth, revealed how she had been left completely stumped over one question set for her four-year-old daughter - and many others were just as baffled when it was shared online.   

    The homework sheet features a series of pictures, with pupils required to write what they are in the boxes next to them. However, the last question on the sheet left many children - and their parents - completely baffled 
    The homework sheet features a series of pictures, with pupils required to write what they are in the boxes next to them. However, the last question on the sheet left many children - and their parents - completely baffled 

    The question was shared on Facebook by Annie Jordan, from Plymouth, asking for help with the correct answer
     Annie shared the homework on Facebook, writing: 'Right please someone tell me what the last one is, because I literally don’t have a clue!'
    The sheet features a series of pictures, with pupils required to write what they are in the boxes next to them.
    The first five answers, which were all three-letter words such as 'pan' and 'tap', had already been filled in by Annie's daughter. 

    Many thought the correct answer was ice, while another suggestion was the word 'net' 
    Many thought the correct answer was ice, while another suggestion was the word 'net' 
    However, others pointed out that the answer could not be ice as it was not a CVC word, which consists of a consonant, vowel, consonant 
    However, others pointed out that the answer could not be ice as it was not a CVC word, which consists of a consonant, vowel, consonant 
    Other guesses included 'wet' or even 'hall', with some ruling out 'rink' as being too different from the other 'simple' CVC words 
    Other guesses included 'wet' or even 'hall', with some ruling out 'rink' as being too different from the other 'simple' CVC words
     However, the last question - which features a picture of what looks like an ice rink - proved to be a stumbling block. 
    Some Facebook users suggested that the correct answer was 'ice'.
    However, others pointed out that this could not be right because the top of the sheet states they are all CVC words, which consist of a consonant, vowel, consonant. 

    Another Facebook user explained that in phonics rink would still count as a CVC word 
    Another Facebook user explained that in phonics rink would still count as a CVC word 

    Other suggestions for the final picture included 'net', 'wet' and 'rink', although some suggested that the latter did not fit into the CVC pattern. 
    Annie later confirmed that the teacher had told her the correct answer is indeed 'rink'.
    Explaining the answer, another Facebook user posted: 'In phonics this would count as a CvC as three sounds r i nk'. 

    7 comments:

    1. My question is: WHY is a 4-year old having to do homework?

      That's the REAL question!

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    2. The "n" and "k" give two different sounds to the word. It is not CVC. It is CVCC.

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    3. Commie Vacuous Core word level 2: Slave

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