This term the children will continue to learn a new letter sound each day. They will be learning to recognise digraphs* and trigraphs* within words and use these when writing too! It is important that the children also practise their sounds at home, at least five times a week, so that they learn all the sounds with quick recall.
The children could also focus on recalling the spellings of high-frequency words from memory.
Young children also need as many daily stories as an adult is able to read from a book, recall from their own childhood or even make up! This helps children to develop their listening skills and build an understanding of story structure. In addition, it fosters their imagination, as well as being an enjoyable experience!
Home learning books are sent home every Friday and are due back the following Tuesday.
* digraph: two letters together that make one sound, such as ‘ai’ in the word ‘rain’.
trigraph: three letters together that make one sound, such as ‘air’ in the word ‘fair’.