Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School



Autumn Term 2

As last half term the most important homework for all children in Maple Class is to be reading daily. 


On a Monday children receive two phonic reading books . One to support our current learning in phonics and one to consolidate previous sounds learnt. Over the course of the week children should aim to read 10 miuntes at home each day. Rereading the books over again helps to develop fluency and recognition of the common exception words that might be included in the book such as my, he, she, the, they. 


Your child's choice of Library book will be brought home each Friday, ready to be returned the following Friday.  PLease enjoy reading these togther. Should their choice prove to be tricky for them to decode why not echo read the story with them by reading it first and asking them to repeat ?  


laugh Some children who have chosen longer  Library books to read at home have them asked to keep their books for a second week as they are part way reading it with their adults, this is great ; I am glad to hear you are enjoying the books together. 



During the first half of Autumn term we have baselined children in Phonics. Over the next couple of weeks you will receive a copy of digraphs and trigraphs your child is less confident with and would benefit further practice of at home. 


Using the Letters and Sounds You tube Channel that was produced by the government during the first lockdown is an easy way to practice those missing sounds. Links and further details can be found on Maple's Phonics page which you can find by following the link below. 




Continuation of the letter formation sheets, number formation sheets and name cards  that were provided in their transistion folder can also be used along with practicing reading/spelling  the Common Exception words for their year group and recalling the Phonics Fairy rhymes that match our sounds.  In class we practice writing the digraph/trigraph to match the sound and rhyme given before applying it into a spelling. 


Eg Chn would write the  'ai' digraph if asked to write the 'ai' sound in ai, ai, snail trail and apply it by spelling the word 'wail'



Further copies of the resources provided in the transitino pack to practice these activities can be found below.