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St Paul's Catholic Primary School

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

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. 

Reading

 

In class the children will be reading Read, Write Inc. books. Year 1 children will be reading Green/Purple level and Year 2 children will be reading Yellow 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:

Writing

Our topic this half term is 'Amazing Me'. These are a few examples of writing tasks that you could do at home:

 

  • Write a postcard of kindness for someone who is living in your house to brighten up their day.
  • Create a poem called 'I am Special' using the template.
  • Think about how you are a good friend and complete the poster.
  • Read a book you have in your house and write a book review.
  • Create a fact file about yourself consider writing sentences by answering these questions: What do you look like? What are your hobbies? What is your favourite colour? What is your favourite food?

 

Please note that there are three levels of difficulty for some of these sheets so choose what is appropriate for your child. 

Check list for super writing:

  • I can spell words using Fred Fingers and use the correct sound
  • I can use capital letters and full stops correctly
  • I can use my best handwriting
Spellings

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

Handwriting

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. 

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