Look back with pride and forward with confidence

Home Page

Relentless in our strive for excellence

Helping at Home

RWI mnemnoics

One of the best ways that you can help your child at home is to read with them as often as possible. We'd love to see lots of our children getting their Fab Three Reader reward!

Our Fab 3 so far this term can be seen in our photo section.


Reading your child's reading book is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for both you and your child. Please encourage your child to point to each word as they read and then as they become more confident in their letter and sound knowledge help them to segment the sounds and blend them together for each word. For example to work out how to read the word pat they would say, p-a-t, pat. For more information about how we pronounce letter sounds or if you have any questions regarding your child's reading, please do not hesitate to ask one of the team.


We use RWI mnemnoics to help with letter recognition and formation (see top of page) During our Phonics sessions, where we learn about letter sounds, reading and spelling, we sometimes play games on the phonics play website. Please feel free to take a look and have a go at some of the games with your child.


Please also help your child to be as independent as possible in things like getting dressed. Getting dressed themselves means that they can start PE sessions and the lessons following PE swiftly. The more responsibility they can take for this the less items of clothing that go missing too! Our PE day is Tuesday but please bring PE kits in on a Monday and leave them in school all week in case of any extra sessions.

Most children learn to read by segmenting and blending sounds c-a-t, cat. When learning to read they will also be introduced to words which cannot be segmented, they just have to learn to read them by sight. We call these monster words. Here is the first set.

Numbers and Counting - every day children will count and look at recognising numbers. You can help at home by counting out objects, counting stairs on the way to bed and writing numbers too. In school we use these number cards to help.