Your class teachers are:
Ladybird – Mrs Fleming and Mrs Vivian
Bumblebee – Mrs Lock
Dragonfly – Miss Lee and Mrs Betambeau
Here are some websites and apps you could look at:
Tiny Happy People is designed to help your child’s communication skills.
You can explore the simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development.
There are free phonics games to play without needing to subscribe. Select the Phase 3 menu and try Picnic on Pluto, Buried Treasure or Dragons Den. These games allow you to choose a digraph and read different words containing that sound. The children have played these games a lot at school and are very familiar with them. They love deciding if the words are real or not.
Keep moving and active by dancing along to the tracks on the Go Noddle website. You’ll all be worn out!
The CBeebies Storytime app is available to download on Amazon, Android & Apple. This is filled with free interactive story books and bedtime stories for young children and is a great way to enjoy reading with your little one. The library is always growing, with amazing stories featuring all the CBeebies’ favourites.
You could also visit the CBeebies Playtime Island app (available to download on Amazon, Android & Apple). This contains a wide range of fun and educational games to help children understand the world around them and support the development of core skills. Children can play along with all of CBeebies’ most popular characters.
The Lingumi - Kids' English app provides a course focused on spoken and communicative English. The app provides sets of learning games, speech recognition games and video-based games to help the child grow their grammar and get them speaking their first words.
You could also have a go on the Kaligo app (available to download on Android & Apple). Kaligo is a digital handwriting exercise book designed to teach children how to write using a stylus and tablet, built on an AI machine learning platform. A self-paced approach enables children to progress at their own speed according to their own ability, whilst AI Machine learning provides real-time corrective feedback.
Teach Your Monster to Read is a phonics and reading game that’s helped children learn to read. The app covers the first two years of learning to read, from matching letters and sounds to enjoying small books.
You could also visit the Navigo app (available to download on Android). This app aims to support beginner readers to develop reading skills (accuracy, fluency and comprehension) through engaging with the personalised content and activities.
The Phonics Hero app is available to download on Android & Apple. This programme teaches children to read and spell with systematic synthetic phonics. The app includes over 850 fun and varied games. Using a step-by-step approach, children learn the 44 sounds, the reading and spelling of words, and how to conquer sentences.
You could also visit the Fonetti app (available to download on Apple). Fonetti is a Listening Bookshop that provides young children with a patient, comforting listening ear to help in the learning-to-read journey, but also with the added benefit of tracking progress, identifying reading challenges, and highlighting to their adult carers where the most support is needed.
Mrs Betambeau has recorded herself reading a book that the next set of home learning will be based around.
We hope you enjoy the story!
Publisher: Hodder Children's Books; UK ed. edition
(3 Aug. 1995)
Audio only if video doesn't play for you.