Helping your child at home
Oxford Reading Tree
When children have a good grasp of blending through phonics, we move children onto reading books. Some children will follow the reading books that are part of our Phonics programme. Some children quickly move onto Oxford Reading Tree books where children soon to learn to enjoy reading stories with favourite characters of Biff, Chip and Kipper.
Please can you ensure your child’s reading book and reading diary are returned to school as agreed by your class teacher. Comments recorded in your child’s reading diary are important and help us to support you with helping your child’s reading development at home as well as in school. We hear children read throughout the course of each week, either as part of a supported reading group or individually.
Talk for Writing
What is Talk for Writing?
Talk for Writing was developed by the author Pie Corbett. It is a fun, creative yet also rigorous approach to develop writers.
Talk for Writing starts with enjoying and sharing stories. Through regular reading, we want children to build up an extensive and rich vocabulary for use in their own writing.
During the initial ‘imitation’ stage of Talk for Writing, children learn to tell a story off by heart. They retell a text with expression and actions and make use of a story map to support their retelling. Once the story is learnt, children are encouraged to adapt it. At the ‘innovation’ stage, children make the story their own, for example, by changing the character or setting. Finally, at the ‘invention stage, children write their own text independently.
Talk for Writing actions: https://www.talk4writing.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Key-Connective-Actions.pdf
Spelling and Phonics
As a school we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics and spelling.http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/
Use your Hwb account details and login into your individual spellings in J2 Spell Blast:https://www.j2e.com/
Letter-join is our whole school online cursive handwriting scheme. All of Letter-join’s resources are available at home including all of the animations and worksheets, Magic Patterns, Magic Words, Word Bank, Write it Right and Online Word Processor.
LetterLotto is ideal for children to use at home on iPads and tablets for independent learning.
Children can practise letter recognition and orientation of cursive letters and hear the sound of the letters whilst having fun matching them with the letters on their Lotto card. The letters are then displayed on a moving screen with a cheer of encouragement!
Please login using the details shared by your class teacher
Mathematics & Numeracy
Use your Hwb account details and login into J2 TT Blast:https://www.j2e.com/
Mathematical activities for Foundation Phase
Digit Dog challenges by Lynwen Barnsley - please click here for a few examples
BedtimeMaths - click here