We aim to learn 4 sounds a week, and we will add new decodable words to your child's phonics folder weekly. Regular practise (ideally daily) reading these words will reinforce children’s learning in the classroom.
Half Term Break - Please revise all of the above sounds using the flash cards that have been sent home in your child's Phonics Folder
and double consonants ck-ll- ss- ff
Encourage your child to segment each word: breaking it down to individual sounds e.g. t-a-p. They should then be able to hear that these sounds blend to say “tap”. If they struggle to blend, try saying the sounds aloud for them increasingly quickly to help them hear the word.
It is up to you how you practise these words, but try to keep it short (around 5 minutes) and fun e.g. chop up the words for a lucky dip; hide the words for a treasure hunt; or keep it simple and flash through the words as fast as you can and see if you can get faster each day.
We will also learn and sing Jolly Phonics songs for each new sound we learn. You can find these on Youtube, simply search “jolly phonics” and the sound you want to hear e.g “jolly phonics b” and you can listen to the songs with your child (over and over again if you like!).
In our literacy sessions we are going to be reading lots of different stories and learning some handwriting patterns. We are starting with the curly c pattern and reading “We care Going on a Bear Hunt.”
We have been using the following rhymes to help us remember the formation of the numerals 0-10
0 "Around to my left to find my hero, back to the top. I've made a zero!"
1 "A downward stroke, my that's fun! Now I've made the number 1!"
2 "Half a heart says I love you, add a line it's number 2!"
3 "Around a tree, around a tree. Now I've made a number 3!"
4 "Down and across and down once more. Now I've made the number 4!"
5 "Draw the back, the belly and the hat. Now I've drawn a number 5!"
6 "Bend down low to pick up sticks. Now I've made the number 6!"
7 "Across the sky and down from heaven. Now I've made the number 7!"
8 "Make an s and close the gate. Now I've made the number 8!"
9 "Make an oval, add a line. Now I've made the number 9!"
All of our maths this term is very practical and hands on. As well as being able to recognise numbers, it is also very important that they understand the value of each number and the different combinations of numbers. For example, the number 3: this has a value of 3 and it also has the combination of 1 and 2 and 2 and 1.