In school, we use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme (Floppy, Biff, Chip and Kipper) and the Dandelion Readers scheme (in line with phonics that is taught). Free e-books can be found here.
Home reading books: Please find the time to read with your child as often as possible, reading for 5 to 10 minutes daily would be ideal. Home readers are changed every Monday and Friday if the reading records have been signed.
Phonics homework: Your child should have brought home a phonics pack that contains a sound mat, a list of the sounds and actions and a set of high frequency/tricky words. These need to be practised, try to aim for two sounds and one high frequency/tricky word per week. Along with this, children will be bringing home a phonics homework book. This will go home every Monday and should be returned to school on the Friday. Children have to think of words that contain the four sounds given and write and draw these words in their books. To read more about phonics at Holy Trinity, please click here.
PE: PE takes place on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school.
Below are some useful website links. There are also some booklets about the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
If you have any questions, please just ask.
Reading Machine: http://www.ictgames.com/machine.html
Tricky Word Reader: http://www.ictgames.com/wordreader.html
Phoneme Pop: http://www.ictgames.com/phonemePopLS_v2.html
Phonics resources: http://www.communication4all.co.uk/http/PhonicsWeb.htm
Phonics games and information: https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ParentsMenu.htm
Articulation of Phonemes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqhXUW_v-1s
Ordering days of the week: http://roythezebra.com/reading-games/high-frequency-words-days.html
Taking away: http://www.ictgames.com/bottleTakeAway/index.html
Guess the shape: http://www.ictgames.com/YRshape.html
Mathematical Videos: http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/game4.htm
Understanding the World:
Creepy Crawlies Information: http://www.uksafari.com/creepycrawlies.htm
Dinosaur facts: http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/sciencefacts/dinosaurs.html