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The children will be learning Set 3 sounds and reviewing the Set 1 and 2 sounds in Read, Write Inc. lessons. These are the Set 3 sounds. The children should learn to read and spell words containing these sounds.

Set 2 sounds

Set 3 sounds

Please follow this link to access daily phonic lessons. 

This link provides lots of useful information of how you can help teach your child to read at home. The website provides some very helpful short videos.


The Phonics Play website provides many free phonics games that children will enjoy. Focus on phase 3,4 and 5. The username and password to access these games is found on the website's home page. 



In class the children will be reading Read, Write Inc. books. Year 1 children will be reading Pink level and Year 2 children will be reading Blue level books. In school we read the same book three times.

First read - focuses on blending the words

Second read - focuses on developing fluency

Third read - focuses on developing comprehension skills by answering the questions at the back of the book. 

You can access some of these ebooks free by using the following link:


Here are a list of fun writing activities you could do to keep practising your writing skills:


  • Keep a diary and write about what you have been doing each day.
  • Write a shopping list for Mum or Dad.
  • Write a letter or postcard to one of your friends and send it to them.
  • Be a weather reporter and write your weather observations each day.
  • Design a new character for a book and write a character description.
  • Everyday write down something you are thankful for and put them in a special box which you could decorate.
  • Write instructions for a game you have played over Christmas.
  • Write some quiz questions and post them on the class blog for your friends to answer.

Your child will be given a new list of spellings each week. Please continue with the next set of spellings using the list which can be downloaded. We would encourage your child to practise the spellings and once your child is confident with these spellings then they can use the words to write sentences. 

Spelling List


Please continue to practise your handwriting when learning from home. Year 1 children should be using 'Get Ready' lines and Year 2 children may be ready to start joining the letters.