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Recapping your phase 2 and phase 3 sounds is very important. Please make sure you are doing this every day, repetition is key and we will soon know them all! Focus on the sounds your child is struggling on. With these sounds ask your child if they can think of any words beginning with the sound.


Example: e – eggs, elephant.



Now we can move on to recapping our memory words. These can be known as tricky words but nothing is too tricky for us. We cannot sound these words out so we just have to know them. That is why it is so important to keep looking at memory words every day. What memory words can you remember already? Can you remember how to spell them?

You can use the song below to help us recognise and spell our memory words.

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

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Today we are going to focus on writing. In reception, before we start to write all children must be able to write the pre-writing shapes. Some children are still working on these and that is fine, we are all at different stages in our learningsmiley Last week, you were asked to complete the pre-writing shapes so you should know if your child needs to continue this or can move on to writing.



If your child can do this they will start writing CVC, CCVC words (3 or 4 letter words. Take a look at the pictures below, can you sound them out and write the words. Use the letter formation mat to support handwriting.

 Some children will be able to move straight on to caption writing further down.





When writing captions the children should be using their phonic knowledge to listen to each sound. They will also be using their memory word knowledge, which they will not be able to sound out; they just need to know them. If they need support, refer back to the memory word mat or song.



Today I would like you to focus on finger spaces. After each word children should use their finger to create a space so we can read the captions back easily.

Your captions are below. Remember presentation is key and all writing should be on the line and wrote Pre-cursively. Use the formation mat above to support your handwriting.


a run in the sun

a big red bus

a pup in the mud

fish and chips on a dish


Well done reception, you have worked hard this morning. Have a little break and maybe a snack. I will see you for our morning task.