Supporting your child to spell/sound out words
This is Fred the frog from our phonics program, RWI.
Fred only speaks in sounds, he can't use words.
We teach the children how to sound out words using their "Fred fingers"
Please see below a clip of the children learning to write some 3 letter words using their "Fred fingers"
Supporting motor skills
It is so important for children to develop their gross and fine motor skills. Building up strength in their arm and hand muscles will help them hold a pencil correctly and have more control when drawing and writing.
How can I support my child's gross motor skills?
How can I support my child's fine motor skills?
It is so important that children form letters in the correct orientation and start at the right place, even if this means their letters are a bit messy at first! This will ensure that when the children start joining letters later on in their school life, they will be able to do it easily.
Supporting Communication and Language
It is really important to develop children's language skills, because language is at the heart of all other learning. In school, we 'test' the children's language ability using a fun computer program called "Language link" in their first few weeks at school and those children who are identified as below age appropriate have extra support throughout the school year.
Mrs Cornwell, our Speech and Language Learning Support Assistant, takes children who need a bit of extra help either 1:1 or in groups, depending on the level of support they need. Day to day in the classroom, we focus on language by reading many stories to the children each day, acting them out, providing role play areas and having lots of photographs of the children around the classroom.
How you can support your child's language development in three easy steps:
What will really help my child's language development?