Phonics Fun – Recap w, v, x

Hello everyone,

It’s Friday and we need to look at all the learning and fun we’ve been having this week.  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 w, v, x, 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 on a rhyming walk in the woods.  I bet you’ll come across plenty of dog and logs on a walk in the park. You could also choose a random word and see what they could rhyme it with while walking, for instance class/grass, leaf/chief, ball/tall, tree/bee.

Play Cross the River with this weeks sounds.  Choose rhyming words to Cross the River.

Play Silly Soup with last weeks sounds. Choose rhyming words to put in the Silly Soup.

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 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