Phonics: J, z, w, v (letter name and sound) We suggest that you revise the sounds we have learnt in the following way: >Point to the letter and ask your child to say the sound and show you the action using the sound sheet sent home >Ask your child to suggest words that begin with the sound. >Continue to blend the sounds together we have learnt so far.
Fine Motor: We suggest you continue to practice drawing x's with your child (formation: diagonal lines starting at the top left).
Shared Reading Please continue to read the book given to your child each night following the approach on the inside cover.
*Phonics Booklets: The children received a phonics fluency booklet today which should be completed each night for the next few weeks. We are starting on set 1 this week. Please time your child as they point to each sound and record the time they completed the set in. Each night they are trying to beat their own time. This is a fun way for the children to revise their phonics and should be encouraged as such.
Maths Monday: We will be working on a maths worksheet each Monday. Today's homework is all about the number 2.
Word Box Wednesday: Each child has been sent home with a word box list. These words are to be sounded out with a finger under each sound and then blended together to make the word. E.g c-a-t = cat. Please practice these words regularly with your child and try to make it fun. Some suggestions are: have the child try to beat the parent, who can blend them faster, spot the word I am blending, guess the word I blended.
Religion: Please look at inside cover of Grow In Love for homework every Thursday.
Gaeilge: The topic An Tornapa Mór (The Enormous Turnip) was covered in the last week of school. Ask your child to tell you the different words they have learnt.