We set weekly homework tasks for children in Reception. These vary from week to week but are usually planned to consolidate learning that has already taken place or preparation for learning that is about to take place.
Homework stickers will be put in the front cover of your child’s red homework book and these will be sent home every Friday. When your child has completed their task, they should put their homework book into the homework box in the classroom. All books should be returned every Wednesday in order for us to share homework and set new tasks.
In addition to these tasks, every child has a reading folder with a reading book, reading diary and a small packet containing sight vocabulary flash cards and phonic cards. It is expected that all children will have opportunities to share their book and work on their word recognition/ phonic skills regularly. Please remember that it is really important to share lots of stories in addition to your child’s reading book. Children that love books want to learn to read them for themselves.
Below, we have included lots of guidance on sharing books at home and the kinds of questions and conversations you can have with your child when engaging with a range of texts. We have also included some really valuable websites for books that you can access online with your child- these schemes are very similar to the books we provide and follow in school.
When introducing letters and sounds to children, we also learn the ‘letter patter’/ rhyme that helps us to remember how to form the letter correctly. This also helps us to remember what it should look like when we try to write it. Different letters are grouped into ‘families.’ The slides below show each family of letters and how they should be formed.
The same applies to numbers too! The ‘Ten Town’ rhymes help us to remember how to form our numerals correctly!