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Homework

Homework is sent out each Friday and we encourage children to return it by the following Wednesday.

PE

Our PE day is Friday. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and safely kept in their lockers. We will send PE kits home with children at the end of each term.

A PE kit should consist of; a white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.

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Reading

Reading at home has a big impact on your child's learning. Listening to your child read is great but make sure you are also questionning them, this will help improve their comprehension skills. We ask you to ensure your child brings their reading book to school every day.

If your child has finished their book, we ask you to sign your child's reading diary and then it is your child's responsibility to put their book bag in the 'My book needs changing' box. If a child's book bag is placed in this box, Mrs Clutton will change the book ready for the child to take home.

Read Write Inc.

At Linaker we use Read Write Inc to help children learn to read. It has been used for many years in schools and has supported children to enjoy reading and make good progress. RWi also helps children to talk about and understand what they have read. Reading helps children develop their vocabulary and learn new things independently. We want all children to enjoy reading. Children will be taught in mixed groups by trained staff. First children learn a simple code to help them read (see simple sounds). Then they learn more complex sounds (see complex sounds).

Picture 1 Simple sounds
Picture 2 Complex sounds

Fred the Frog

Fred is a frog puppet who says, reads and spells words in pure sounds; he never says the whole word so the children do this for him. He never adds ‘uh’ after a consonant sound e.g. fuh, luh (a slight ‘uh’ cannot be helped when saying the sounds b, g, d, j, w and y). Here you can find a video on the correct pronunciation of sounds.

Children are taught to ‘Fred’ talk words by sounding out and blending to read.   m_a_t  Children are taught to spell by hearing and saying sounds in a word before writing them down. We call this using ‘Fred’ fingers.

 

Grapheme

A grapheme is one letter or group of letters used to write one sound, e.g. the sound ‘f’ can be written with the grapheme f (fun), ff (huff) and ph (phone).

 

Syllables

Syllables are chunks within long words.

 

Root

The root is the part of the word that gives the most meaning.

 

Adding Suffixes

You also need to know how to add a suffix to a word like this…

_ed (as in jumped)                     _ing (as in playing)                        _er (as in cooler)

_est (as in greatest)                   _ful (as in grateful)                         _y (as in tidy)

 

Alternative Pronunciations

         

i

pin

find

   

ow

cow

blow

   

 y

yes

by

very

 

o

hot

cold

   

ie

tie

field

   

ch

chin

school

chef

 

c

cat

cent

   

ea

eat

bread

   

ou

out

could

you

shoulder

 g

got

giant

   

a

hat

what

   

Things to help at home.

Some parents have been asking for things they can do at home to further help their children. Below are some links and documents that may come in handy.

 

In read, write, inc we Fred talk (sound out) words. You can Fred talk green words, but you "can't Fred a red!" Below are some PowerPoint presentations, there are three different levels for green words, your child should know what level they are on. Set 1, 2 or 3 sounds. This is a video of a RWi parent tutorial.

Parent Tutorial: Understanding RWI Phonics


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