Please remember to return reading books and your child's reading diary on a Thursday. Your child will receive a new book on Fridays. EYFS children also still have access to Rising Stars and new books will be issued on there too.
Teaching writing and spelling in eyfs
When children are emergent writers we encourage them to use the sounds they know. This can mean that it is difficult to read what they have written, but your child should be able to read it back to you and give meaning to the marks they have made. Encourage your child to listen carefully to hear and write the sounds in words. For example, they may write elephant as et (they hear the initial and end sounds) or they may write elifnt as they are the sounds they can hear. This is perfectly normal and something we encourage in school. We aren’t looking for perfectly spelt writing, we are looking for the children to use their phonic knowledge to attempt to write words. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask.
It is important before every handwriting session to allow your child some time to warm up their fingers using a small ball of playdough. They could warm their fingers up to any of their favourite songs or use this video below.
Here are some handwriting videos from previous weeks. Please feel free to watch these again to support your child with their handwriting.