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English at home

READING:

  • Read regularly and make sure that your child’s reading book comes to school each day
  • Practise any words or sounds that are sent home
  • Change library books regularly and share with your child
  • Visit the local library and read a range of books
  • Play phonic games to help support your child’s phonic development 
  • Encourage segmenting & blending sounds
  • Read and sort real & pseudo words using the sounds that they know

 

WRITING:

  • Remind your child to hold their pencil correctly (tripod grip)
  • Practise writing their full name with joined handwriting
  • Say the names of the letters of the alphabet in order
  • Encourage your child to use the sounds that they know to spell words
  • Spell common tricky words
  • Encourage your child to write simple sentences and leave spaces between words
  • Show how to use capital letters and full stops in sentences
  • Look at capital letters for ‘I’ and names of people & places
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