In the previous weeks, the phonic activities were included in the weekly activities sheets – do look back at them and reinforce them, just as we do in nursery. Now they will be found in this section along with ‘warm up’ activities and other resources that you might find useful.
These go with the phonic activities found in the weekly activity sheets.
In nursery, we follow ‘Letters and Sounds’, which is split inot 6 phases – we focus mainly on phase 1, with a few children starting phase 2 at the end of their time with us.
Here you will find a guide to some of the games and terms your child will encounter as they move through the school and develop their phonic skills. This is for you to familiarise yourselves with what to expect when your child moves to reception – please do contact me if there is anything you want clarifying. There is also a couple of sound mats, that we will use from time to time in our activities.
Don’t forget, a wonderful way of practising rhyming words, an aspect of phonics we focus on in nursery, can be practised by listening to stories with rhyming words in them. Some of our ‘book at bedtime’ stories are in this category – Balloon.
Also, stories such as 'Hello, goodbye' which is also a 'book at bedtime' help to develop phonic skills - in this case by practising different voices and volumes.