St Piran Class Newsletter- 26th May 2016
The highlight of our week has been Sports Day. The children all completed their chosen events with smiles on their faces and enjoyed the fun filled afternoon. Thank you for everyone who came along. It was fantastic to hear so many cheering the children on.
This week we have revisited ‘ue’, ‘au’ and ‘aw’. After Half Term we will be revisiting ‘oe’, ‘ew’ and ‘ph’. The Year 1 Phonics Screening Check will take place in the second week after Half Term. The children will asked to read 20 real words and 20 nonsense words. The check will take up to ten minutes and will be conducted by myself on a one to one basis in the meeting room. I have explained to the children that they will all be reading real words and alien words with me in the meeting room but do not wish to worry the children about the check. All children have read real words and nonsense words with me previously which means that the check should not cause the children any distress.
For Home Learning over the holiday I would like the children to practise their Phonics. Children need to be able to recognise all of the Phonemes in phase 2, 3, and 5 and also be able to segment and blend them in words accurately. I have included some real and alien words in their Home Learning books to practise with and also the Phase 5 Phonemes. http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ The website ‘Phonics play’ has some excellent games for practising segmenting and blending real words and alien words. Please also use the Phonics Books the children brought home in Trevithick. For an extra challenge why not keep a diary of your Half Term.
- Encourage your child to teach you the action for the Phoneme.
- Play Phonics hangman using sound buttons. (Sound buttons are used during Phonics sessions. They help the children to see how many Phonemes are in each word. Your child should be able to show you what sound buttons are and how they are used)
- Use a timer to write down as many words as you can using a specific Phoneme.
Rachel Kitaruth, Laura Dix and Sam Barnes
Monday 6th June- Inset day School closed to pupils
Tuesday 7th June- St Piran class assembly 2:30pm onwards (Parents/carers are invited to come and watch our class assembly and look at their children’s learning in the classroom)