Phonics and Stay and Learn

Stay and Learn

Each term we hold a ‘Stay and Learn’ session where the parents and guardians are invited into the classroom for the morning and the class teacher explains what has been happening in school and how the children are progressing. The children then join the parents and show them some of the activities and rainbow challenge that they have been doing in school.

In the Spring term we updated parents on Phonics, Writing and Mathematics and also discussed the end of year expectations and Early Learning Goals. The PowerPoint and an outline of the ELG’s are available to download in the files session of this page. (We are having difficulties uploading the PowerPoint but if you wish to have a copy please email the office or speak to Mrs Dowler


On this page we have gathered some links to websites you might find useful. When searching the internet if you come across games or activities please remember in Reception we teach Phases 1 to 4 of ‘Letters and Sounds’ (not all websites give you the option). As a rough guide, we teach the phases as follows -

Autumn – Phase 1 -2

Spring - Phase 2 – 3

Summer – Phase 3 -4

If you find any other useful websites please send the details into school.

Useful Websites

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Tricky Word Song

Below you will find a video that  shows you the 'Tricky Word' song we sing in class to support the teaching of words that can not be sounded out phonetically. There is a Phase 2/3 and 3/4 video on youtube.

Files to Download

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