It is important that the children practise their digraph/trigraph* sounds and high-frequency words at home, at least five times a week, so that they can be recalled quickly. Children have word sets, captions and books to develop their reading skills too.
Most children are now ready to practise spelling the high-frequency words in their yellow packets from memory. This can be supported through the look, cover, write, check method the children use during their Early Morning Task activities in school.
Young children also need as many daily stories as an adult is able to read from a book, recall from their own childhood or even make up! This helps children to develop their listening skills and build an understanding of story structure. In addition, it fosters their imagination, as well as being an enjoyable experience!
Home learning books are sent home every Friday and are due back the following Tuesday.
* digraph: two letters together that make one sound, such as ‘ai’ in the word ‘rain’.
trigraph: three letters together that make one sound, such as ‘air’ in the word ‘fair’.
We hope that you will share your child’s achievements with us. These achievements should be independent and be things that have made you think, “WOW, I did not know you could do that!”
It could be that you have noticed that your child has mastered a new skill, e.g. riding a bike without stabilizers, recognising numbers, or writing their name with the correct letter formation. Or it may be that you have noticed that your child has developed confidence or become more independent in something.
Once completed, please send the WOW voucher into school so that we can celebrate the achievement in a Friday celebration assembly and also put it on display. A new voucher can be collected from each classroom. Alternatively, a WOW voucher for RJB (Mrs Brogan) or RAE (Miss Evans) can be downloaded by clicking on the name of your child’s class.