These are a great way to help your child form their letters correctly. The teachers also use these in class and during interventions to help children form their letters on the line and in the correct direction.
These words are for the children in Year 1 to read and write correctly by the end of the year. They are revisited and taught daily in RWI/Literacy lessons.
Your child can practise their spellings in lots of fun and creative ways!
Why not try:
As well as recalling these sounds whilst your child is reading, it is important that they are able to use them in their writing when spelling different words.
At home you could complete a mini quiz with your child by asking them to write down the sound that you read out. If they write them all down correctly, they could receive a reward! A next step would be to say a word the contains one of these sounds. For example, they have correctly written down the sound ‘ow’. Can they now write the word ‘elbow’?
The basis of all good writing comes from knowing lots of words and being able to join them together in interesting ways. Below are some ways to develop your child’s writing skills through the use of vocabulary in engaging ways.
Writing activities you can do at home for further practise