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Suggested activities to support children's reading and writing:

We expect that children read, and are read to, at home daily. This should be using a combination of their reading book from school, books that they have at home and books from the library. Children will earn passport points for visiting the library and sharing the books they've loaned with their class. 

Visit the page below for guidance on reading at home with your child. 

  • Revising the 40+ phonics sounds that children will have become familiar with in Y1. 

Children need to be able to read and write these sounds. To write, the adult might say 'can you write the 'ay' sound?' As there's more than one way to write this digraph (ay, ai, a_e, eigh, ei), the spelling can be specified with an example e.g. 'It's the 'ay' sound like in the word play'


Children could make a list of as many words as they can think of that follow a spelling pattern. For example, words that have the 'ea' digraph in. Therefore: tea, heat, dream, meat, neat etc. What pattern can they notice? Where does the ea digraph appear in the word? With this sound, it's usually in the middle of the word.

  • Spelling: 
    • Days of the week
    • Months of the year
    • Year 1 and 2 common exception words
    • Words with the apostrophe for contraction
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