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We ended the school year last year with 96.8% Attendance! Our aim for 97% this year


I have been really impressed with how our Ducklings have developed in phonics since the start of the year. 

We have been working really hard on our Phase one phonics which is all about consolidating our speaking, listening and attention skills- getting our children in tune with the sounds around them. Doing so lays the foundation for oral blending and segmenting skills and phonic work which begins in Phase 2. 


There are 7 aspects of phase one phonics

- Aspect 1General sound discrimination - environmental

- Aspect 2General sound discrimination - instrumental sounds

- Aspect 3 - General sound discrimination - body percussion

- Aspect 4 - Rhythm and rhyme 

- Aspect 5 - Alliteration

- Aspect 6 - Voice sounds

Aspect 7 - Oral blending and segmenting


Today we will be consolidating our learning of aspect 4 'rhythm and rhyme'. Our phonics home learning will likely cover all of the aspects as during Nursery we like to really master all aspects of phase one before we move on to set a firm foundation for phase two.  



This morning I would like you to read a rhyming story together. Julia Donaldson stories are very good for this, but I will all leave some links below for some YouTube story videos.

Read/listen to the story together- emphasise the rhyming words whilst reading and ask your child which words rhyme? Which words sound the same?

The may need a little help with this- if they are not sure explain the rhyming words to them, emphasising the rhyming sounds and ask them to repeat the rhyming words. 


Rhyming stories 

You do not need to read all of these- just choose one. smiley


Frog on a Log - Kids Books Read Aloud

Oi Cat! - Books Alive! Read Aloud book for kids

Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy - Books Alive!

Books Alive! presents a reading of the Lynley Dodd classic Hairy Maclary.Hairy Maclary's friends join him for a walk until, with a sudden yowl, a wail and a ...