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Growing and maturing in our learning journey ‘They are like trees that grow beside a stream, That bear fruit at the right time, And whose leaves do not dry up, They succeed in everything they do’ Psalms 1:3


‘Do for others what you want them to do for you’ Matthew 7:12


‘Our love should not just be words and talk; it must be true love which shows itself in action’ 1 John 3:18


‘Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord’ Lamentations 3:40


‘The Lord is loving and merciful, slow to become angry and full of constant love’ Psalms 145 8:9


‘For the body itself is not made up of only one part, but of many parts’ 1 Corinthians 12:14


‘Happy is the person who remains faithful under trials’ James 1:12


Phonics lessons have a few different parts to them (recapping the sounds already learnt, introducing a new sound, practise writing the new sound, use the new sound in words, practise reading the new sound). They are normally 20 minutes long with lots to fit in but are very pacey! 


Dough disco - start with a dough disco session! Your child needs a small amount of playdough and they copy the moves to strengthen their finger muscles. Shonette Bason-Wood (the creator of dough disco) has many dough disco songs on you tube. 


From the last lockdown, there are online phonics lessons run by letters and sounds which is the scheme we use at Spetisbury. I have put a document below with all the information you'll need.


The information from phonics tracker which I put in bookbags before Christmas contained the sounds your child needs to learn so any practise of these at home would be great. 


Please visit tapestry for the daily phonics video. This will be available for your child to watch at a time that is convenient to you. The idea is for them to watch the video and join in. Therefore, they will need some writing resources with them.

After watching the video there are follow up activities below which will help to consolidate their learning that day. 

If you are not able to print the sheets they will be quite easy for you to replicate by drawing onto paper for your child. Really though any practise of reading and writing the sound learnt that day will be helpful. 


As well as the written activities there are lots of phonics games you can play. There are plenty online sites for phonics such as teach your monster to read which you should all have a log in for and phonics play which has made their site free during lockdown. The links for phonics sites are listed below. 


You may log into phonics play with the following details:

username: jan21

password: home


You can also play games such as:

I spy-where you take turns in guessing objects starting with a certain sound

Splat the sound-write out the sounds on paper which your child is stuck on and use a fly squatter (or whatever they want!) to splat it when you say the sound

Tray game- you or your child can make a tray of objects which have a certain sound in, then the other person has to guess what is on the tray