It’s been two weeks since Half Term and we are back in the swing of things. The latest things that Tyler and his class have been learning about, according to Tyler, is Red Riding Hood, playing Shoe Shop, phonics and counting to 100. And of course there was World Book Day last week, where all the kiddies in the whole school dressed up as their favourite character from a book. There were loads of princesses and superheroes, but Tyler chose to be a Minion (well, he has got a King Bob Minions book!)
For the first time last week, he got a reading book in his homework bag that had words in it! I know all children are learning at different levels and some children in Reception may or may not be reading already, but for me I was so proud of him that he has moved on to this reading stage! It was simple sentences like “Tom got a pot” and Tyler read it phonetically – “Teh – ohhh- mmmm. Tom.” and so on. And he really enjoyed it too. This week we have the book “Bob’s Bug” to read at home.
Other things he has been saying are:
“First, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth”
Counting from 1 to 100.
Counting in twos -2,4,6,8,10
When I ask him what phonics he has learnt today, he said “ahh ahh, buh buh, kuh kuh, duh duh” and so on until Z. He said that were learning Big A, Little A, so it sounds like they were reading the big and little letters of the alphabet.
“Nnnnn, ohh. No. Guh, ohh. Go. I.” Some words they learnt in Phonics class on Monday. I never really thought of “I” as a word, but I guess it is one!
The shoe shop one is funny. Last week my mother-in-law was round, and when Tyler got in from school, he said to her “I like your shoes!!” It was the most random comment, as he never says things like this normally. And then later that evening he said they had been playing shoe shop at school!
He has been singing this phonics song, where there is a different song for each letter! Things like “Bring your bat and bring your ball, buh. buh” “I have a castanet. Kuh, kuh” And there are drums for “duh” with arm movements. He sang the whole alphabet, 26 little tunes. I really should video it as I can’t remember them all!
That’s all for this update.
What has your child been learning at school this week? I’d really love it hear, it’s so interesting to hear what is being taught at different schools.