Literacy & Phonics
Practicing RWI rhymes is a great way to help your child with their reading and writing. Click on the PDF below to try it at home.
Phonics in Reception.
eception have been working hard learning our first few sets of sounds.
Up to October half term we have learnt,
m s a d t i n p o g c k
These sounds should have been stuck in your child's reading diary.
Why not try...
Helping at home is vitally important, getting your children underway on their reading journey. Little and often is best, playing in a focused way for 1 minute several times a day can be very valuable.
- Write the sounds on individual pieces of card or post it notes for your child and ask them to read them as speedily as they can!
- Look at the pictures on the sound mat in your child’s reading bag. Can they tell you the rhyme that matches each picture?
- Play hide and seek with the sounds, asking your child to find you a particular sound.
- Make 2 lots of sounds cards and play sound snap with them.
- Ask your child to have a go at writing the sounds themselves. Don’t ask them to write over the top of your writing, rather, let them try their own attempts.
Go to the RWI website for more information about how to help at home, including how to pronounce the sounds.
These are a few of the games we have been playing in class during Phonics time. Why not try them at home.
Phoneme Pop is super easy, pop the bubble showing the correct sound.
Obb and Bob and Buried Tresure is much tricker. Select Phase 2 and only choose the sounds we have focused on so far (see the sticker in your childs reading diary). Start by you sound out the word that pops up and seeing if your child can orally blend the sounds together. Next, let your child try to Fred Talk/sound out the word then blend the sounds together, e.g. c.....a.....t..........CAT!
This is really quite tricky so practise makes perfect. Have fun and let us know how you get on buy sending a Dojo message/phot/video.
RWI sound games.
Try these new listening games. Can you hear the sound Fred frog is saying?
Can you guess what animal Fred frog is talking about?
Can you guess what Fred Frog can see in his house just by listening to his sounds?
Can you guess Fred Frog can see in his house just by listening to the sounds he says?
Can you guess what Fred Frog can see in his house by blending the sounds together?
Children are helped to recall the sounds by linking each sound to a picture.
Watch the videos below to start your child's reading journey...