We have had another busy week in Foundation Stage. We have continued the theme of Funny Bones and introduced Room on the Broom focused activities.
Foundation Stage 1 children have continued with lots of listening activities in their phonics sessions. There are lots of listening activities on You Tube you can play to practise with your child.
Foundation Stage 2 children are building their recall and recognition of the sounds s,a, t, p, i, n, m and d. They are continuing to practise rhythm and rhyming and blending sounds together for reading. As soon as each set of letters is introduced, children are encouraged to use their knowledge of the letter sounds to blend and sound out words. For example, they will learn to blend the sounds s-a-t to make the word sat. They will also start learning to segment words. For example, they might be asked to find the letter sounds that make the word tap. It is important that children can blend both real and nonsense words, eg pat and tis. While they are developing these skills, we continue to practise listening skills, identifying sounds at the beginning of words and matching the written letter (grapheme).