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Sounds Write - Building Confidence & Key Concepts

Children in our Foundation Stage begin with the initial code where they practise all three key skills whilst learning the 1:1 sound-spelling correspondences and securing their understanding of key concept 1.

This builds up confidence and phonic knowledge in a truly reversible system, enabling them to decode and encode a wide range of words and sentences. At first, children learn to read and write simple one syllable words with a CVC structure.

Complexity of word structure systematically builds up so that children apply their code knowledge to monosyllabic words with up to six sounds.

Children in Foundation, Grade 1 and 2 have a 30 minute phonics lesson every day, in addition to their reading and writing lessons. 

We encourage all of our parents to access the free Sounds-Write online course for parents: Help your child to read and write so that they are well-informed about how best to support their children with their reading.


SPORTS DAYS- Wednesdays and Thursdays
Students are required to wear their full sports uniform on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Students need a hat to participate in PE lessons.

Water Bottles / Fruit
We ask that children continue to have their own drink bottles at school and that these are cleaned on a regular basis. Children are to have fruit at school for daily fruit break.

Library day for Foundation students is on Thursdays. Children will be able to borrow books and take these home as part of their reading.

Reading Diaries
The children have been issued with a school diary this year. Their daily reading is to be recorded in this book and be signed by a parent or guardian each week. The diary is to be at school each day inside your child’s reader cover.

Just a reminder to check that your child has a set of headphones for use in the classroom. They use these often in the classroom with reading programs and technology.

Students who require medication and health plans please ensure that they are registered with the office and all medications have been checked, updated and sent into school.

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