On this page you will find some useful links and resources that will be used in school to support your child. Consistency between home and school will help support your child in their learning so we wanted to make you aware of some of the resources and methods your child will experience here.
From September we will be teaching Phonics through use of 'Letters and Sounds' and 'Jolly Phonics.' Children will use the phrase "my name is... my sound is..." to learn the difference between the alphabet name of a letter and the sound it makes. Linked below is a video which demonstrates the correct pronunciation of each sound, as well as the Jolly Phonics songs we will be using to help children learn and retain their Phonics knowledge.
At Cookley we teach pre-cursive letter formation in order to support the children as they learn to join their letters further up in the school. Below are pictures of the letter families we will teach and what they look like. We are going to be focusing on 'zooming out' of every letter so that they will be ready to join to the next letter when they write in Year 1. When teaching the children we will show them the printed letter "This is how we read the letter" and the pre-cursive letter "This is how we write the letter." We will not be focusing on entering the letter from the line until the children are developmentally ready to do so.
Below is a pdf of the number formation rhymes that we will be using in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 to help your child learn to write their numbers.