Phonics: revision of all sounds.
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.
The children received a phonics fluency booklet today which should be completed each night for the next few weeks. We are starting on set 3 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.
We will be working on a maths worksheet each Monday. Today's homework is all about the number 3, Please ensure that your child is forming the number correctly.
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.
A video explaining how to blend the words can be found here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogMY6FBrAo
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.
Please look at inside cover of Grow In Love for homework every Thursday.
This week we will complete Grow in Love on Wednesday as there is no school for students on Thursday.
The topic An Teach (The House) was covered last week in school.
Ask your child to tell you the different words they have learnt.
Junior Infant Team