Spellings will be set and sent home in books. Children need to write these out three times at home using the look - cover- write- check approach. There will be a spelling test on the following Friday. Please practise these as often as possible.
We would also like the children to read at home as often as they can and we have a reading challenge. Children who read three times or more at home in the week, will receive a green star on our Fox star chart. Please make sure you sign the journal each time they read so we can award them their next place on the chart. We aim to change the reading books once a week.
We are following the Sound Writes programme. As you may be aware, children will undertake a Phonics Screening the Summer Term. You will receive further information about this in the Spring Term. Children will need to practise their phonics as much as possible at home. Please encourage children to sound out and word e.g. s n ake and blend it together to read it - snake. The phonics screening test uses alien words (made up words e.g. blorg) as this really tests their phonic knowledge and doesn't allow them to guess.
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There is a Parents Guide on the Introduction page on Foxes website.