Literacy is split into 2 sections:
Children take part in daily phonics sessions following the government scheme ‘Letters and Sounds’ and Read/Write Inc. They will take part in weekly activities such as letter formation, talk boxes, disco dough/Finger Gym and Creative story sacks.
Children take part in weekly guided reading sessions and will bring reading books home to read to you when they are ready, it is important to try to read these nightly. Early reading relies on looking at pictures to support the print, please allow your child to use this tool and do not cover the pictures up. Library books are also a valuable tool to develop story and non fiction language, please share some time together talking about the print and pictures.
They work towards the Early Learning Goals of
- Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.
- Children use their phonic knowledge to write words in ways which match their spoken sounds. They also write some irregular common words. They write simple sentences which can be read by themselves and others. Some words are spelt correctly and others are phonetically plausible.