We have begun Phase 1 Phonics where the emphasis is on developing your child's speaking and listening skills.
If you would like to support your child with Phase 1 phonics at home, here are some little things that can be added into everyday play:
Toy sounds - when your child is playing with toys, encourage them to make the right sounds. Farm animals, train sets, dolls and vehicles are great for this.
Shake it all about - make simple shakers by filling bottles with rice, pasta, pebbles etc. Play with them and encourage your child to talk about the sounds that they make.
Song time - encourage children to use their bodies to make sounds to go along with their singing e.g. stamping, patting knees, clapping etc.
Later in the year we will be moving on to Phase 2 Phonics using the Jolly Phonics programme.
If you would like to learn more about letters and sounds, click on the image below to watch a YouTube video. The jolly phonics video sings songs about each letter of the alphabet and teaches children how to pronounce that letter sound. This will help your children beginning to decode and read simple words.
If you would like to support your children developing their hand strength and developing fine motor skills you may want to have a go at 'dough disco'. Check out a 'Dough Disco' YouTube clip by clicking here.
Don't have any play dough at home? Then make your own!
Click the image to find an easy to make play dough recipe.
Check out some of these great websites to support you child at home with reading and writing.
Read Together www.readtogether.co.uk
Silly Books www.sillybooks.net
Signed Stories www.signedstories.com
Seven Stories www.sevenstories.org.uk
2simple is a programme we use to capture observations of the children’s learning and progress.
This year we are asking parents and families to be part of this by submitting WOW moments via email. These can be photographs or videos and you can add a short explanation of what your child has been doing.
For the observations to be part of your child’s profile emails will need to be sent from the email address that is registered with the school and sent to email@example.com
We are asking parents to submit a maximum of two observations each half term. If you have any problems or questions please speak to a member of the EYFS team.
We can't wait to see all of your children’s wonderful WOW moments!