The following links contain useful activities and apps that you may wish to use at home with your child.
Phonics Play https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/
The Oak National Academy – This is fantastic resource to use with your children at home. Please click on the link below.
Home learning – https://www.thenational.academy/
Games to play at home to enhance children’s early phonics skills
Parents information on Oral Blending and Segmenting
Oral Blending and Segmenting https://www.twinkl.co.uk/blog/ways-to-practise-phase-1-oral-blending-and-segmenting-at-home
I spy with my little eye…(Remember to use the sound the letter makes not the letter name)
Oral blending – I was walking down the street when I saw a……c-a-t….t-r-ee…d-o-g…Can your child identify what you are saying.
Treasure hunt around the house. How many things can you find beginning with s, a, t, p, i, n.
Pencil Grip Stages
The following document is an excellent resource to help support all children’s functional skill development. It has some great ideas and explains the importance of core strength and how to develop key skills such as scissor cutting, pencil grip and self help dressing skills.
Ideas for developing fine motor skillshttps://theimaginationtree.com/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids/
How to support your child with writing at home
Here are the rhymes we use to help children remember which direction to form each letter. The children will benefit from saying the sound as they write it. The starting point for each letter is also important. We always remind the children to not take their pen off the paper unless they are doing a dot for j and i or crossing for an f or t or an x.