St. John's Community Primary School & Nursery

Reception Recommended Websites & Apps – very useful for pronunciation of sounds – lots of free phonic based games – phonics and maths activities – fun phonics and maths games and songs – 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.