Dear Parents and Carers,
We are pleased to tell you that from Monday 27th April, your child can receive a daily live phonics lesson whilst schools are closed. Phonics is the way we teach children to recognise the sounds in words. It helps your child to learn to read and is an essential part of your child’s education.
During this term, you will be able to access the daily phonics lesson, by clicking on the new Department for Education ‘Letters and Sounds for home and school‘ YouTube Channel . All lessons are introduced by celebrities, including children’s TV presenters,which adds an exciting addition to the lessons.
There are three sets of daily lessons to choose from and we suggest your child starts with one set of lessons most suitable to their year group and reading ability. If you’re not sure which lessons your child should watch or your child finds the lessons too difficult, please email Mrs Theo if your child is in Reception or Mrs Carey if your child is in Year 1.
New lessons will be uploaded Monday to Friday at the times below during the summer term and available to watch throughout the summer term on the Letters and Sounds YouTube Channel
|11 am*||Learning to blend||For children in Reception and Year 1 who need extra practice sounding and reading words such as ‘tap’ ‘cap’ ‘mat’ ‘pat’|
|10 am*||Reception Summer term||For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘fish’ ‘chat’ and ‘rain’|
|10:30 am*||Year 1 Summer term||For children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’ ‘chair’ and ‘green’|
After watching each lesson, we encourage you to read aloud to your child and listen to your child read. More information about phonics and how to help your child can be found in the parent/carer video guide below.