Below are links and documents to assist children with their learning.
Our Phonics booklet outlines thee teaching process for phonics at Michaelchurch, and gives some handy advice for supporting your child.
Helpful Phonics Teaching Links
These pages show the phonetic sounds in the order the children learn them. Each page shows the sound, words which use that sound and the rhyme used to help the children remember it or learn how to write it. There is space on each for children to practise their writing – you are welcome to print them off for your child to practise at home.
m, a, s, d and t Words to practise reading and writing: mat, sat, sam, mad, sad, dad
i, n, p, g and o Words to practise reading and writing: in, on, it, an, and, pin, got, dog, sit, tip, pan, gap, dig, dot, top and nonsense words like ip, op, sop, gip, pog
c, k, u and b Words to practise reading and writing: bin, cat, cot, can, kit, mud, up, cup, bad, back, kick, lock and nonsense words like tog, bon, pim, bup
f, e, l, h and sh Words to practise reading and writing: met, set, fan, fun, fat, lip, log, let, had, hit, hen, ship, shop, fish, sack and nonsense words like gof, shup, hib, fot, gock
r, j, v, y and w Words to practise reading and writing: red, run, rat, jog, jet, jam, vet, yap, yes, yum, web, win, wish, wet, sock and nonsense words like yosh, vib, hesh, shib, rof
th, z, ch, qu, x, ng and nk Words to practise reading and writing: thin, thick, this, zap, zips, chin, chop, chat, quiz, quit, fox, box, fix, six, sing, bang, thing, wing and nonsense words like chonk, vink, bing, quof, shep
We introduce cursive letter formations from the beginning ready for the children to begin to use joined up writing in Year 2. The videos below show how we encourage the children to form letters:
Year 6 Grammar
Practise your prepositional phrases by playing this fun game! Prepositional Phrase Game
Progression in Written Calculation Strategies
Find out how we teach the four number operations at Michaelchurch Calculations Strategies Booklet
Learning websites that may be useful for certain elements of flexi-schooling
There are of course lots and lots of sites out there and it would be great to hear of others people have found useful. The sites below are varied and some are aimed at classroom teachers rather than parents, but can still offer ideas and useful content. Many of the websites offer limited free content and some also offer a subscription service which allows access to fuller content.