We will be starting Spotlight this week which is the chance for your child to present something they have been working on at home related to our topic. Below are some suggestions of things that they could do but their topic-related ideas are also welcome.
Your child will be set 1 main homework task each week.
Please hand in completed homework on Tuesdays.
Please ensure that any previous homework is handed in in this week so your child can be give their house points.
In class your child is tested daily on their ability to segment and blend the words in their phonics folder by an adult. They also have the opportunity to practice spellings which is followed by a short test.
Each day their blue phonics folder is sent home so your child can share their progress and continue securing what they have been learning about.
At school words which have been ticked in pencil are words your child has indicated they can both read and explain the meaning of. Words ticked in pen clarify that your child is able to read them. Some word meanings will be checked but we are unable to check every word for every individual during the phonics session.
At home encourage your child to show off their reading ability with the harder words.
To boost their spelling further, choose a couple of the words for them to spell and get them to write them on the back of the sheet. Alternatively ask your child to trace the sounds on your back for you to guess or play hangman.
At school, words which have been circled indicate words that your child may be able to read but which they still don't know the meaning of. These may be circled by your child or by the teacher/TA.
To gain familiarity with these words it would be helpful if children could go through the meaning of these words again at home. Can they say them in a sentence to show they understand the word?
At school words with a dot in pen next to them are words which your child has not yet secured yet during their daily phonics session. It would be beneficial for your child to practice sounding these out at home.