Information for Parents

Early Years Home Learning Menu

In the event that the federation has to temporarily close, early years staff have planned for daily sessions to be uploaded to your children's Tapestry accounts. We have checked who is currently accessing their child's learning journal and will speak with parents who may need support with access to this, prior to any potential closure. If, for any reason, you are unable to access the Tapestry account over the period of closure, here is a two week plan with a bank of resources and ideas for you to use with your child. This plan is for children in Nursery and Reception.

Click on the link. This will forward you to the 'Guidance to your child's development in the EYFS' document:
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Here is a video of the Jolly Phonics songs in the order that we teach them:

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for your children. The letter sounds are split into groups. The sounds are always taught in this order as they enable children to begin "building up" words as soon as possible. Children will be able to spell words such as "pat", "tin", "sit" using the words in Set 1 for example.

These are the sets that we teach the individual phonemes in:
Set 1 - s,a,t,p,i,n
Set 2 - m,d,g,o,c,k
Set 3 - e,u,r,h,b,f,l
Set 4 - j,v,w,x,y,z,qu

All of your children will recieve a sound book, with all the phonemes in the correct order, so that they can practice making the sounds and writing the letters. 

We start by sending home Oxford Reading Tree books home, these have no words in and purely encourage story telling skills, using the pictures as a reference. Once the children are more confident with the phonemes that we have been teaching in school, we then send home Jelly and Bean books. The Jelly and Bean reading scheme follows the systematic phonic progression of the DfE's Letters and Sounds Programme, including the introduction of the first 100 high-frequency words. Illustrations and words are closely linked so that children have something they already know to help them latch onto letters and sounds. They stay well motivated as they enjoy the antics of the animals in the amusing stories.

If you would like to know more about Jolly Phonics, please click on the link below:

If you would like to know more about the Jelly and Bean reading scheme, please click on the link below:
Here is a YouTube video, taken from the DfE Letters and Sounds Programme, that demonstrates the correct articulation of all of the phonemes we teach: