How to support your child at home


This term the children will be learning how to hear and say sounds in words and how to use rhyme and alliteration.

This stage is incredibly important because they are the tools that your child will use when they read and write.

The following activities can be completed at home to support this learning:

  • CVC word hunt – tell your child that you are going to give them clues to the object. Start with the first sound, then give them the middle sound and finally the last sound. Can they blend the sounds together to make the word? An example of this is, “Can you find the b…a…g?”
  • The above activity can be extended by asking your child to segment the word so that the adult becomes the searcher.
  • Object matching/sorting – using a range of objects, ask your child to match/sort them by rhyme (hat + cat) or by their initial sound (book, bag, brick). Challenge them to think of their own words/objects.
  • Initial sound eye spy.
  • Rhyming books/poems – encourage your child to complete the rhyming sentences.

Next Term

When the children start back after half term they will begin to hear, say, read and write the letter sounds as well as learning to sight read some key words.

This is the order that they will be taught so that you can support your child as they learn at school.

W /b 02.11.15 W/b 09.11.15 W/b 16.11.15 W/b 23.11.15 W/b 30.11.15 W/b 7.12.15
Set 1 s a t p Set 2 i n m dKey words to read:

is, it, in, at

Set 3 g o c kKey words to read:


Set 4 ck e u rKey words to read:

To, the

Set 5 h b f/ff l/ll ssKey words to read:

No, go, I

Key word focus:is, it, in, at, and, To, the, No, go, I

Please note – these activities should only be done using the letter sounds, not the letter names.


The following activities can be completed at home to support this learning:

  • Writing – use the phonics book as a guide to ensure correct formation. This can then be practised anywhere using a paintbrush, crayon, chalk, pen, etc. Encourage your child to use the correct pencil grip (thumb, index and middle finger).
  • Reading – help your child to recognise the letter sounds – play letter sound snap, play spot the sound on signs, in books etc.
  • Sight reading of key words – put the words on post its, on the fridge, play word snap and/or spot the words in books.
  • Once your child has learnt some of the sounds they can begin to read and write words using them. Start with 2 letter words and build to 3 letter cvc words.

These are just a few possible activities. We are sure that you will be able to create your own activities that suit your child and involve their interests. It is very important to make sure that the activities are fun and short. The aim is to create motivated and interested learners. Don’t worry if your child doesn’t want to engage with these activities, every child will learn at their own pace. If you want to add photos or outcomes that are produced then please add them to your childs tapestry profile.


If you have any questions or need any support/advice please see your child’s class teacher. Have fun!

Foundation Stage Team

Parent partnership

We have been lucky enough to have already had our first parent helper in school. Mr Cavill was a great help starting to make your childrens learning profiles.

IMG_3707Any other parents who wish to come in to help would be warmly welcomed. Please speak to your childs class teacher if you would like to help.

So proud

We are very proud of how the Foundation Stage children have settled into the routines of school.

Each and every child is coming into school independently and is able to put their snack, water bottle and book bag in their group boxes and hang up their coats on their peg.

The children are enjoying learning in all areas of the Foundation Stage.


builders yard

We are learning how to write our names independently in school so keep up the super support at home.

Our Royal Day


We celebrated the Queen becoming the longest reigning British monarch in style.  The children all made sparkly crowns, made castles outside from the large building blocks and even learnt the national anthem. The ‘Queen’ then came to visit and we greeted her with a royal curtsey or bow and  we sang ‘God save the Queen’ before giving her a royal wave goodbye.

Welcome to your new school.








All staff warmly welcome you and your child to All Saints. We are very excited about getting to know you all. This blog will keep you updated with important information and ideas to support learning at home. To support you child’s smooth transition in to school from day one you can help them by:

-Promoting their independence by encouraging them to get dressed for school independently.

-Helping them to learn how to write their own name.

-Support them to use a knife and fork correctly.