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Homework is for all children and consolidates the learning that children have covered in class each week.  Homework books will be sent out and should not return to school. 

If you have any questions for the Reception team, please feel free to email us at reception@grafton.bardaglea.org.uk and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Week Commencing  23.11.20

This week, we would like you to concentrate on reading with your child. Your child may not know all words and sounds in the book. There is a list of the ones we have taught lower down the page. 

To support your child with reading please use the ideas listed below:

  • Before reading, look at and discuss the front cover. What can they see? Does it remind them of something familiar? 
  • Look at the title, do they know the initial sound for the words? Is there a high frequency word they are familiar with? Can they blend a word? Blending is saying the sounds in a word, for example c-a-t makes cat. 
  • Can your child hold the book the correct way, then open it and turn the pages correctly? Do they look at the words from left to right and know that once they get to final word in the line,  move to the next line. 
  • When reading the words we will often read the sentence and point to each word as we read it. Can your child 1 to 1 match while you read the book to them? Can they 1 to 1 match as they read it?
  • Did they enjoy the text?  What did they like about it? if it is about a park, ask them what they like to do in the park, etc. 
  • Regular reading of the same text in the week will help your child become more familiar with different sounds and word patterns. If there is a word your child is unsure of ideas could be to stick it at height level on the fridge or put it somewhere familiar to them so they can regularly see it. 

Please can you sign your child's book each time you read it. We appreciate any notes you make too. You need to bring the books in on a Friday and we will return them to you on a monday. 

 

     

  


The high-frequency words we have learnt so far are 'here', 'is' and 'a' and 'at'. Please can you support your child with learning these. 

The phonemes we have learnt are 's', 'a', 't', 'p', 'i', 'n', 'm' and 'd'. We use cued articulation by Jane Passy, to support them too so you may find the chn will use a hand movement as they say the sound. 

Can you also keep working on previous homework which was to help your child write their name. There needs to be a capital letter at the start of the name but all other letters need to be lower case.