In Phonics we are now in Phase 5 in which the children will learn new digraphs (2 letters making 1 sound).
In school we use pictures with phrases and actions to help the children remember these digraphs.
Below is a copy of the Phase 5 sound mat (given out/sent home in the Autumn term) and the phrases and actions to go with them.
This week is Children's Mental Health Week and one of our School Learning Values is to 'Be Happy in Body and Mind'.
The Colour Monster story explores key emotions in a gentle way, perfect for younger children. We have added some suggested activities for this afternoon (and some additional ones for Thursday afternoon). The stick puppets can be made and used to retell the story and your child can choose a puppet(s) to match their own feelings. Your child can colour a monster to express their own feeling(s) adding colours for other emotions, for example excitement. Please feel free to use the story and resources in any way that facilitates a discussion of different emotions, how we all feel them at some time and how we can all need help to handle them.