Throughout Y1, we will learn many new, alternative pronunciations for graphemes (letters) that we already recognise. For example, we already know that 'e' makes an /eh/ sound as in the word egg and lesson. This year we will learn that 'e' can also make an /ee/ sound as in the words he and fever.
Visit the Little Wandle website to find lots of helpful hints and tips to support your child at home.
How to share a book with your child:
‘I wonder if… what do you think?’
‘You think… Oh, I thought…’
‘So, you think that…’
‘Did you expect…to happen?’
‘Why do you think that happened?’
‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’
‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’
‘Have you learnt about…at school?’
‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’
‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’
‘I love reading stories about...with you.’
Your child will bring a new rocket each week. This will include decodable words (words which they can read independently) and tricky words (words which they can't blend yet). Each of these words will have been used in our phonics teaching throughout the week.
Take the time to practice reading and spelling each of these words to help your child become a fluent and confident reader.