Fen Drayton Primary School

Ducklings

Our Reception class is known as Ducklings. Giving the children a good start to their education is vital in enabling children to achieve their potential. Having a small class with a dedicated teacher allows the children to build strong foundations to build on in future years. We teach daily phonics, reading and maths alongside the rest of the Early Years curriculum utilising the classroom and outdoor learning space. 

Useful links

Watch some episodes on Numberblocks to continue to explore your child's understanding of number.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/numberblocks

Teach Your Monster to Read is a series of games that helps your child learn to read. You can play for free on the website or download the app.

http://www.teachyourmonstertoread.com/

Please encourage the children to use the games on Phonics Play. Reception can revise Phase 2 and 3 and Year 1 can revise all Phase 2, 3, 4 and 5 sounds. 

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

Purple Mash offers a range of different activities across the curriculum and provides an opportunity for the children to keep in contact via the 2Email app. All children will receive login details for their account.

https://www.purplemash.com/login/

Phonics

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised 2021: Programme progression Reception and Year 1 overview

Overview

Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 1

Reception Autumn 1 sounds

Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 2

Reception Autumn 2 sounds

Download a guide to how children are taught to write capital letters

Capital letters

Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Spring 1

Reception Spring 1 sounds

 

These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’. Use the downloadable information to help your child remember how to write their letters and say their sounds.

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 1

https://youtu.be/shlSQrleibs

Phase 2 sounds taught in Reception Autumn 2

https://youtu.be/tKUEQFXXfYY

Phase 3 sounds taught in Reception Spring 1

https://youtu.be/wxRMoHynvy0

The videos on this page show parents how we teach your child specific aspects of phonics in class.

A quick guide to alien words

https://youtu.be/i2Q2Hat2CZg

How we teach tricky words

https://youtu.be/Pz1btyNd5sM

How we teach blending

https://youtu.be/9Y9KM4Jwer8