Help at home
For the final two terms, children in Reception receive one home learning task a week. This is linked to our class learning. In addition, each week we will send home 3 key spellings. We will be working on these together in class during the week.
It is really important for your child to learn how to spell these key words. It will support them with both reading and writing. We therefore ask for your help with this. Please spend time with your child learning to write the 3 words we send home. House points and stickers will be used to reward children for working hard to spell their tricky words and for spelling them correctly.
The best thing that you can do to support your child at home is to read with them every night. Even if you just read a couple of pages each night - every little helps!
Remember to use the flashcards to support your child in recognising the sounds. It's also really important to help them learn the tricky words on their bookmark.
Here are some key things to consider when reading with your child.
Thank you to those who attended our phonics session in October. Here you will find a summary of the key points covered.
There are some website links on the final slide that you might find useful.
In our writing we are focusing on forming letters correctly. We have been working on holding a pen or pencil with the correct grip and then concentrating on the formation of letters pre-cursively. You can support your child by working on these together. This doesn't have to be on paper, it could be with sticks in the mud, or in sand, flour, bubbles in the bath! The list is endless.