Phonics Fun – Recap qu, z, y

Hello everyone,

It’s Friday and we need to look at all the learning and fun we’ve been having this week in phonics.  You can pick your favourite sounds and games and play those.  Don’t forget to practise the ones you’re not so confident with.  Playing the games frequently really helps to cement that learning.  Use this opportunity to see if your child really understands  rhyme or the qu, z, y sounds.  Perhaps they might feel confident to write the sounds they’ve learned.   Let your children be your guides (and your work schedules this could just as easily be done at the weekend), mix and match games/sounds seeing if they can apply their knowledge in different contexts.  Maybe their siblings could play with them too?  We’ve had a lot of great pictures of the children playing the games with their brothers and sisters, it’s wonderful when they’re all actively learning together.

Some suggested activities:

Go  for a sound hunt in your house,  the woods or when walking anywhere!  I bet you could find those letters when you go to the shops or around your house.  How many of them can you find on your cereal boxes or other food packaging?

Play What’s in the Bag/Phonic Bus with this weeks sounds.  Choose rhyming words to put in the bag to change the game.

Play One of these Things with last weeks sounds. Choose rhyming words to find.

Making names/letter shaped biscuits/playdough.  Writing/icing their names/letters on digestives.  Gathering stones to write their names/letters.

Please look at the videos again for either inspiration or clarity.  Any questions, please email.  There is no right way or wrong way to recap our sounds.  Don’t worry if they’re finding this challenging, they are building up their experiences (as are you) and may simply not be ready for this yet.  This is an introduction to the sounds.  Children are expected to have an awareness of sounds and are beginning to make connections with letters.   Persevere, keep dipping in and out of the activities and remember to have fun!

Until next time, do good looking for adventures, clean your ears out for good listening and turn your noggins (brains) on for good learning.

Take care and stay safe, 

The Nursery & Reception Team