Your child should have a reading book, a library book and reading diary. Please record any reading your child does through Class Dojo. We encourage reading at home at least 3 times a week to embed phonics skills and develop life long readers.
We provide a weekly summary through the Class Dojo story to let you know what we have been learning during the week and what we have planned for the week ahead.
We also provide the children with home learning rainbows each week as a targeted task. 'Wow' moment rainbows are also provided to share achievements from home at school. Home Rainbows are a great way for us to work together to monitor the progress of your child's development and share success.
Children will be given tasks to complete weekly on purple mash. This will link to the learning in class.
Department of Education Approved Learning Apps
A number of educational apps for two- to five-year-olds have received a stamp of approval from the Department for Education, to encourage parents to boost their children’s learning at home in speaking, writing and reading.
The six apps are:
- Lingumi (For two- to five-year-olds): Sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help with a child’s grammar and getting them speaking their first words early on.
- Kaligo (For three- to five-year-olds): Handwriting
- Phonics Hero (For school-aged children): Over 850 fun, varied and motivating games take a child step-by-step through the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.
- Teach Your Monster to Read (For school-aged children): Covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying little books.
- Navigo Game (For school-aged children): Focuses on developing skills that underpin reading, including phonics and letters and sounds.
- Fonetti (For school-aged children): The world’s first ‘Listening Bookshop’ interacting with children by giving visual cues in real-time as they read aloud and highlighting where the most support is needed.
There is a rainbow for each of the 7 areas of development on of the Early Years Curriculum. One will be given each week as a focus.
We also will provide a Wow moment rainbow for achievements to be shared.