www.mrthorne.com – very useful for pronunciation of sounds
www.phonicsplay.co.uk – lots of free phonic based games
ictgames.com – phonics and maths activities
www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37 – fun phonics and maths games and songs
www.bigbrownbear.co.uk/keyboard/ – keyboard skills
Other things that you can do at home to help your child are to:
- Reinforce the sounds covered each day in class. Your child will know which sound they have learnt but if they are unsure, please come and see us – practise the sound of the letter and the correct formation of the letter (Letter formation sheets will be sent home).
- Practise name writing. Please make sure your child uses lower case letters except for their initial letter.
- Share reading books, discussing plots, characters and their feelings, as well as simply decoding the text.
- Look over key words (flash cards will be sent home) with your child and encourage the recognition of these words in any order.
- Draw your child’s attention to numbers in their environment e.g. telephones, door numbers, car number plates etc. Count things around the home. How many windows do we have etc?
- Encourage your child to dress themselves for school and take their uniform off at the end of the day to promote independence.
- Encourage your child to use a knife and fork at dinner times.