Useful videos to support your child's learning.
Phonics song we use at the moment. We sing 'Ian' not "Indian" for 'i'. We make up a story to go with each sound using a selection of objects beginning with each sound, for instance: teapot, table, .... and say: Once there was a tiger who climbed the table and drank all the tea in the teapot... until we arrive at a phrase from the phonics song: "tiger on tiptoes" We focus on letter SOUNDS and not NAMES, e.g. we say /sssss/ and not /es/ or /ah.../as if at the doctors and not /ei/. Sound sequence: s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss. Once we have mastered those sounds, as well as blending and segmenting them in simple three letter words such as 'cat', 'dog', 'mum', etc. we might introduce the remaining letter sounds in the alphabet and we will use a different phonics song. Please do not worry if your child does not know the letter sounds yet. They will have plenty of opportunities to learn them this academic year and also in Reception.
A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).
A brief summary of almost all Cued Articulation hand signs as written and designed by Jane Passy - we used the hand signs to help children remember the sounds - the hand signs draw the children's attention to the place (labial, glottal sounds...) and manner of articulation (plosives, fricatives...) of each sound.
numeral formation song - another version
number formation song
A song to help children learn prepositions of place.
This week we learnt about the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. We had a go at spinning dreidels and putting the candles on a menorah. We grated potatoes and we are yet to taste the latkes after half term - it was a really busy week. In the pictures, you can also see us going on listening walks and playing circle games to help us remember one another's names.
Have a lovely break!
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