Help your child with their phonics.
We follow the letters and sounds scheme to teach phonics and we use rhymes to help the children remember them.
When the children are working on Phase 3 and Phase 5 they learn a rhyme to help them remember each sound.
When we teach phonics, we teach the children to say the sounds clearly as this helps them to blend the sounds into words.
http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/phonics-made-easy Shows you how to say each sound clearly to help your child.
To help the children practise their phonic sounds, we also use alien words. These are made up words, that the children have to sound out to read.
Help your child with their reading.
There is some great advice on this website of how to help your child and activities for you to try.
Fun ideas for reading from Oxford Owl http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/welcome-back/for-home/reading-owl/fun-ideas
The new National Curriculum includes a list of words children are expected to spell in different year groups. Click on the link to see the words your child is expected to be able to spell:
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