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Fabulous Phonics Fun

During Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 your child will be learning about the sounds which make up words.  Many parents have asked us how they can support their children at home.

The key thing is to make it fun!  Using flashcards within games or as clues in a treasure hunt can be a great way to keep your child interested and engaged.

There are some brilliant websites which can be an exciting resource to support your child.

Phonics play is a website we use within school and can also be accessed at home.

Mr Thorne Does Phonics has a YouTube channel which the children love.  This is particularly useful as he demonstrates how to say each sound and gives examples of words containing them.

You may find this YouTube clip helpful as it clearly shows how to form each letter.

ICT games have some interactive games which your child might enjoy.

Teach Your Monster to Read is an award winning website which has excellent associated apps.


These apps are also very useful.

Hairy Phonics  

Teach Your Monster to Read.

Over the next few weeks Year 2 will be constructing some space ships and rockets.  This is part of our Art and Design project.  Mrs Cairns and the children drew up a list of items needed.  Please bring any useful items into school by Monday.  Mrs Beardon is prepared for the junk invasion! 

  • Empty tubes
  • Bottle lids (for windows)
  • Milk cartons
  • Buttons
  • Clear plastic pots
  • Washing up liquid bottles
  • Boxes
  • Little paper cups
  • See through cups

If your child is unable to spot their idea on the list – it means that Mrs Cairns has already found it at school!

Space junk required!

The circus is coming!

We are so excited to let you all know that Ferral Circus will be setting up their big top and visiting the children in our school from Wednesday 14th June.  All children will be taking part in circus workshops to learn skills which can be used in the grand performances!

We would love all families to be able to join us for one of the performances. It will be a lot of fun and your child will be able to join in if they wish! 

A letter will be sent home at the start of next term with details or please see Mrs Cairns for further information .