Phonics is taught daily to the children using a variety of games and activities. They are also encouraged to apply the skills taught when working and playing independently. To support your child at home it would be fantastic if you encourage them to apply their phonics when they read and write at home too.
Activities you can do to help include:
– Playing eye spy (with letter sounds not names)
– Sharing stories and non-fiction books with your child, encouraging them to help you to read some parts and discussing the book with them.
– Using magnetic letters on the fridge and challenging children to spell words whilst you are cooking tea etc.
– Allowing children to help contribute to the shopping list.
– Spotting letters and common words when out and about.
– Writing labels for Lego models that they build.
– Practicing spotting and spelling the high frequency and tricky words for each phonic phase (these are in your child’s purple book)
The Early Learning Goal for number states:
Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
To support your child in achieving this goal ideas include:
– Spotting numbers in the environment, on doors, number plates, road signs, supermarket aisles
– Playing hop scotch but sometime starting with numbers 11-20
– Playing games such as snakes and ladders and dominoes
– Playing shops at home and practicing reading price labels, counting out the correct number of pennies to buy one or two items.
– Singing number rhymes.
Please also remember to email any exciting WOW moments about your child to the Reception team – firstname.lastname@example.org