Also, handy to know and use….
These sites can help your children to learn from home. Some are free, some have free trials and some have a small cost.
Phonics games, planning, assessments and printables
A site packed with interactive phonics games, phonics planning, assessment ideas and many teaching ideas and resources to help children to learn to hear phonemes, recognise graphemes and develop the blending and segmenting skills that are vital for learning to read and spell. phonicsplay.co.uk
Teach your monster to read - teachyourmonstertoread.com
Reading Eggs - readingeggs.co.uk
Learning to Read for Kids | Learn to Read with Phonics | Free Trial – Reading Eggs
Learning to read can be easy and fun! Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works! Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Nrich - nrich.maths.org
Ideas you can also do at home, if you are unsure google them and it will say what to do!
• Pretend Cafe
• Homemade Binocular Nature Hunt
• Homemade Balance Beam
• Put on a Magic Show
• Make Paper Towel Art
• Water Displacement Experiment
• Collect Rocks to Craft with
• Make Homemade Butter
• Nature Collage
• Make a paper plate craft
• Frozen Dino Dig
• Paint some Rocks
• Homemade Tiaras
• Lollypop stick Stick Dolls
• Cardboard Box Small World
• Scissor/Cutting Station
• Ocean in a Bottle
• Decorate a Jar
• Make Name Puzzles
• Make a Kite
• Wash the Toys
• Shaving Cream Finger Paint
• Make Mud Pies
• Learn to Finger Knit
• Learn to Sew by Hand
• Build a Lego village
• Garden Scavenger Hunt
• Garden Obstacle Course
If your child is self isolating please let us know what tasks they undertake and share with us on Tapestry.
We understand parents worry but reading daily, practising phonics sounds and spellings, learning numbers and doing sums and writing a short diary entry everyday will keep them practising their academic skills as well as keeping them entertained!
To help your child practise their phonics sounds we have attached some videos.
Phonics phases are as below:
Reception - Phase 1 - 4
Year 1 - Phase 5
Year 2 - Phase 6
However all children learn at different rates and all children need to be recapping and practising sounds each day. As well as learning news sounds children need to practise reading words that contain that sound. This is a skill we call blending. There are also words that you are unable to sound out that children need to learn by sight. These are tricky words.
The videos have no sound but will run through in a sequence:
Your child needs to say the sound as it appears on the screen. Sit with your child and listen to them do this.
Phoneme (letter sound) video:
This will teach the new sound, appearing on a green screen, and then provide words for children to blend (sound out), appearing on a yellow screen. Sometimes there will then be a sentence at the end for them to read.
Week by Week videos:
These videos will practise tricky words, appearing on a blue screen, and then follow the video format of above.
Yes/ No questions:
Children need to read the sentence that appears on the screen and answer yes or no.
These are short videos but daily practise will really help your child's phonics skills and make returning to school a lot easier for them.
If you are unsure of how to pronounce the sounds please watch the video below:
Children need to read every day too.