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w.c. 15.5.22

In Phonics, we are revisiting previous learning in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check which will take place next month. Please find below a document showing some of the words we have been reading in class together (I will also provide a paper copy when their reading book is changed). Reading this at home will help build both your child's confidence and phonics knowledge. Please record any extra reading like this in their reading diary and I can award house points.

Please find a link below to some fun phonics based online games that you might wish to play with your child over the coming weeks to help them get used to reading nonsense (alien) words, so that they can practise spotting digraphs/trigraphs and split vowel digraphs. You can select different Phases of Phonics, I would suggest focusing on Phase 4 and 5. There are three available to play for free, without needing to log in or subscribe - Buried Treasure, Dragon's Den and Picnic on Pluto. 


Phonics Play

Please find below the spellings that will be tested on Thursday 25th May, which contain the digraph /er/. Practicing these at home will obviously help your child to feel more confident during the spelling test. I will send home a printed list of spellings with your child on a Friday in their home spelling book and they will be available on the class page below, as well as being set on Spelling Shed. House points will be awarded based on your child's performance (both academic and personal achievements).

Our Treasured Text is They by Chantal Reardon. This beautifully illustrated book is a reminder of how important it is to have good friends around who love you just the way you are. It promotes the right we have to make our own choices, and how important it is to make those choices for the right reasons.

In Maths, we have started learning about Position and Direction, considering full turns, half turns and quarter turns as well as left and right. Practising left and right over the coming weeks at home could be very useful as this can be tricky to remember correctly.