Your child will be learning up to four new letter sounds or 'tricky words' each week at School. This will not always be the case, some weeks we may learn fewer or have consolidation weeks where no new sounds will be learnt.
On a Friday we will send home your child’s Phonics Book with all the new sounds or tricky words we have learnt that week. We ask that you practise the sounds at home with your child, learning the actions which accompany each one. Your child may like to ‘be the teacher’ and teach you what they have been learning! Please encourage your child to think of words which begin with the sounds learnt and even have a go at writing some words or sentences when they are more confident.
We would also like your child to practise writing each letter on the adjacent page in their book, following the cursive script example at the top of the page.
We will collect the Phonics Books in on a Tuesday, sending them back home again with your child on the Friday. If we haven’t learnt any new sounds in a week we will still send the Phonics Books home for your child to practise and consolidate their learning.
We will also occasionally send home maths homework. This can be completed on a separate piece of paper and put inside your child’s homework folder. Please try to keep the Phonics Book for letters and sounds only.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to speak to a member of the Early Years Team.
Weekly Home Learning