Welcome to Year R
Talking Homework sent home - Monday
PE day - Tuesday
Library day - Wednesday - please ensure your child has their library book in their bookbag.
Phonic flashcards sent home - Friday
Here you will find information about Apple and Cherry classes. Information about the exciting things that we have been doing will appear here.
Our PE day is on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child continues to practise dressing and undressing themselves independently. We ask that long hair is tied back and earrings removed on this day and that your child is in school uniform that they can undress and dress themselves in. Please ensure that the PE kit contains labelled uniform of both shorts and t-shirt and a kit for colder weather as well as socks and plimsolls and trainers.
We have our library time every Wednesday. Please make sure your child's library book is in their book bag on a Wednesday so that it can be changed. If you have not finished reading the book, please send it in and let us know so that we can renew it on the library system at this time and it does not show as overdue.
We have now finished teaching the individual letter sounds and the digraphs and trigraphs that we cover in Year R. Your child needs to be able to blend the sounds together to read words as well as recognising each individual letter or digraph/trigraph and saying its name and sound. Remember to send the phonics zippy wallet to school each day in the book bag and ensure that nothing else is stored in the wallet as they are easily damaged. If you are unsure of the sound the letters make then we have helpful videos showing the cued articulation action and the sound under the parents' section of the website.
Common Exception Words
Please continue to practise reading the words that are in the zippy wallet. These are the words that do not sound out but must be read on sight. In class we sometimes call these the tricky words. They have been colour coded according to the phonic phase that we taught them in. It is important that you cut the words up when you receive a new set and practise them with your child as this helps to build fluency when they are reading.
Children have allocated login details for the online reading and phonics platform 'Bug Club.' You will find the link to this under the Parents tab and Useful links. There is also a link on your Google Classroom. The login details can be found in the back of your child's green reading diary. It might be useful to take a photograph of the login or make a note of it in case the reading diary is misplaced or lost.
Please log in with your child and support them with the allocated activities or books rather than leaving them to attempt them independently. They may need help to follow the instructions to complete the assigned learning tasks.
Please come and speak to us if you are having trouble with any of the logins or games.
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