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Information on Reading at home


Your child should have come home with a sound mat and a variety of word mats. The children use the sound mats every day when they do their writing. They will find it helpful to do the same at home when completing the writing task. The word mats are for your own information of what words your child should be able to spell at the end of year 1.  Apart from the words listed on the sheets mentioned above the children are still spelling with phonically plausible attempts so please do not panic if they are writing ‘see’ as in the ocean. Despite this we have been learning same sound different spellings during year 1 (you will see these on their sound mats under phase 5) so the correct spelling should be encouraged.

Please also continue to encourage full stops, finger space and capital letters throughout their writing. Letters should be formed in the correct cursive formation (see the sound mat formation for guidance). Handwriting should also be on the lines.


Any tasks set for phonics that require the children to write can be completed in their ‘English’ book.


Resources and websites that you may find useful

Phonics Play 

On here are some lovely interactive games for the children working on blending real and nonsense words and tricky words. If you play any of the phonic sound games it will may ask you to pick a ‘phase’. Id advise you to pick phase 5 and any of choices you are given.

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There are a variety of subject based games on here. You can refine a search by subject and age.