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All children now have a Read Write Inc Sounds Book that were given out at parent's evening.

Please use the book at home to practise saying the sound that each letter makes and ensure your child is writing the sound using the correct formation. Guidance for each sound is in the book.

Writing (40-60 months) Links sounds to letters


Most children can say their number names in order but can they actually count?

Give children a  group of objects (pasta, buttons, toys etc) and ask them to count them accurately. Children should be saying one number name for each object. It's quite a  skill. We call this 1:1 correspondence. 

The Early Learning Goal is to count reliably with number up to 20

Spring ( 2 updated)

You will have now received a letter confirming which Read Write Inc. group you child is in, after our most recent assessments. The letter will give guidance on how you can support your child at home. Some children will be bringing home 'ditties' to practise. A few minutes is all that is needed but it will make a big difference. Please continue to use the green speedy sounds book that you have at home to learn/revise all sounds taught, particularly the special friends (sh, ch, th, qu, ng, nk).

If your child is now bringing home green reading books, you will also receive a set 2 and 3 sounds booklet. This is for you to keep at home to practise the first SIX sounds (ay, ee, igh, ow, oo, oo). This sounds booklet will take them all the way through to the end of year 1!

Writing (40-60 months) Links sounds to letters.


(Updated Spring 2)

We will be talking about subtraction this half term. There will be plenty of practical opportunities to understand subtraction and any practice the you can do at home would be beneficial.

Children are becoming more confident with numbers, recognising more digits and saying what 1 more than another number is. Children who are now secure at counting to 10 should practise counting objects in two sets to find the total. E.g. There are 2 pencils in one pot and 4 in another pot. How many pencils are there altogether? We would then encourage children to count the pencils altogether. 1,2    3,4,5,6.

The Early Learning Goal is to count reliably with number up to 20 (forwards and backwards)