Posted in General, Reception Messages, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages

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.

Posted in Reception Messages, School Events, Year 1 Messages, Year 2 Messages

Reading / maths cafe

This morning Reception and Years 1 and 2 had their Reading Cafe. We read The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen where a rat in a pet show desperately tries to persuade a boy to choose him to buy. There are wierd and wonderful pets like the skink and the anteater all at different prices and the boy has a decision to make on how to spend his £1. 

The children then chose to complete maths questions ranging from counting, working out change and investigating possible combinations of pets the boy could buy. Children role played in a pet shop and some painted animals with their price labels attached. 

Thank you so much to those parents who came to support the cafe. The children really enjoyed  sharing the experience with their parents.