The Reception children are now reaching the magical stage where they have learnt all the sounds they need to attempt to write any word! For us as teachers, it is a wonderful time as we see them really start to fly.
We are very grateful for the support you have so far given your child at home and so are excited to have given each child their own ‘Home Writing Pack’. Our aim is that the children will feel excited and motivated to write as they have a special writing folder, and that you can help and support your child on their journey to becoming writers.
In the pack you will find the following items;
Whiteboards are excellent for early writers. Mistakes are easily removed and they are more fun to use than just pencils and paper! The children use these on a regular basis in school and it is by far the most popular medium for writing for both boys and girls. Any type of writing could be encouraged on these!
A ‘Speed Sound Sheet’ and ‘Tricky Word Mat’ are included to be used as a reference for children when they are writing. All the phonemes are included with the Jolly Phonics image. When children know the sound and action but cannot remember how it is written, these sheets act as an excellent prompt.
The laminated resources in this pack can be reused. The ink from the pens can be removed most easily with mild household cleaners.
We hope both you and your child will enjoy this resource and look forward to seeing any examples of lovely writing from home that we can add to your child’s Learning Journal. Remember, if your child does anything that makes you say ‘wow’ we would love to know so that we can celebrate their achievements with them and post them on this webpage!