Daily Phonics is developed based on the Read Write Inc. programme. The children learn how to say the sound, recognise and write the written symbol. The sequence in which the Letter Sounds are introduced promotes success for reading/writing simple words. Words that cannot be â€˜sounded outâ€™ are called Common exception words and these are also taught e.g. I, the, he, she etc. To further support and develop your childâ€™s learning of Common exception words Reading Robots will be sent home.
Daily Counting is developed alongside Time, Shape, Weight, Length, and Capacity.
All this work is developed following Teacher input in numerous, varied activities through Play within the Creative Curriculum which simultaneously gives opportunities to develop Social skills.
Children will participate in P.E. during the week. Please ensure all kit is named.
In order to develop fluency, it is important that the essential skills of decoding are well established at the lower end of the school. With this in mind, we will be reading the lilac and pink book bands initially. We will also be sending out Reading Robot Cards which use the high frequency words. In addition, we will also be sending out in the Reading Diaries, activities which parents and children can do together at home, to support the reading taking place in school.
We would like to thank parents who have been working with their children on these since September as it is already having a positive impact on their reading and writing.
Alongside every reading book, is a homework task which develops the childrenâ€™s phonic knowledge or comprehension skills.
Phonetic knowledge plays a very important part in developing reading skills. As a school, we have now taken the decision to implement the Read, Write Inc phonic programme in the Foundation Stage.
Recommended Full Time Foundation Tea Time Homework Tasks
Say all letter sounds (see blue Resource Book issued for Full Timers in Sept.) at least twice a week. Develop by pointing to letter sounds out of sequence/asking what is the initial sound of a word e.g. b a t =b
Using 100 square, count numbers 1-20.Children to point to the number and track left to right. Develop by asking child to point to different numbers/what would the next number or number be before.
Read/share book daily - even if it is the same book. Develop by pointing to different words/asking the child who is the character/how do they feel? /what time of day is it? Where is it? Etc.
Mark making/writing: dictate letter sounds .Develop by dictating simple words for a list.
Physical Development: handling scissorsâ€¦cutting straight, curved lines. Drawing straight lines horizontal/vertical. Jumping a suggested number of times/run to specific spots to develop change of direction and stopping
Expressive Arts & Design: Design a bedroom/play park/animal shelter etc. develop by labelling
Understanding the World: Discuss changes in the weather and why we wear different clothes/why does water freeze? /what makes day and night? Etc.
There are many computer programmes that support phonics, number development that can be accessed at home