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For this term I will be putting up a range of suggested activities. Please work through these with your children and keep repeating the activities. Developing your child's phonological awareness takes time and children need to to repeat activities multiple times - in Nursery we will often focus on one activity, repeating it everyday for a week, or longer, to ensure the children are confident with the skills being taught. 


If your child will be starting Reception in September, please focus on the phonics for Upper Nursery. If your child finds these activities tricky, or will be staying in Nursery in September, please start with the activities for Lower Nursery. If you have any questions about which activities your child should be focusing on, please email me at

Week 2 - 30/03/20


For those starting Reception in September, I want you to think about the the first sound in your name, e.g. 'f' for Fiona. Throughout the week, how many other words can you think of that start with the same sound?


Can you make a poster to show all the words you thought of and draw all of the objects that start with that letter sound? Add to it through the week when you find more words!


The children find it really funny if you change the first sound e.g saying 'sap' instead of 'map' and it helps them to hear the first sound in words. Have fun being silly and changing the first sound to work out if a word starts with the same letter sound as their name :)

Week 1 -  23/03/20


For phonics this week, it would be great to practice rhyme with the children. It is a very difficult concept to master, and the more practice they do the better! Sing lots of nursery rhymes and ask the children to only sing the rhyming word (e.g. twinkle twinkle little star, humpty dumpty). Read stories with rhymes - Julia Donaldson is great for this. Keep reading the same stories so that the children become familiar with the rhyme and can help you read the story by filling in the rhyming words.

If you have access to a computer you can try this rhyming quiz on twinkl

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