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Letters and Sounds

Letters and Sounds Document

Letters and Sounds Parent Leaflet

Letters and Sounds is the DfE document that we follow for our Phonics curriculum. 

Oxford Owl

www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

The Oxford owl website has lots of help video clips which explain terminology and resources to support your child at home.

Phonics Play

www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

An interactive phonics website with games for KS1.

The Literacy Trust

https://literacytrust.org.uk/parents-and-families/

The Literacy Trust gives practical advice on how to enjoy reading at home as a family.

Example Reading Questions

Reading Questions for Parents

Question examples to use when you are reading with your child at home.

Suggested Activities

  • Stage Coach - Stage Coach drama group based in Kingston and Surbiton.
  • Cartoon Museum - Visit the Cartoon Museum in London to find how pictures can tell amazing stories.
  • Children’s Bookshops - Take a walking tour around London to visit the best children’s bookshops.
  • Visit Hook Library to choose books based on your child's topic.
  • Buy mini notepads and have them by the phone to take messages and on the fridge to create lists.
  • Have a large chalk or dry wipe board in your home and a variety of writing tools to encourage your child to practise their handwriting, letter and number formation. Leave messages for your child and encourage them to leave messages for you.