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MESSAGE BOARD - NURSERY

Hi Nursery, 

Hope you are all doing well and showing your parents/careers how you are guardians of all. Keep up the great work, we all love seeing all of the fun things you are getting up to on tapestry. Looking at all the rainbows you made, made us smile. Hope to see you very soon. Let’s see if this week we can make something for Be-bop and Be-bip. Can you remember who they are? Stay safe Green Dragon Nursery.​​

Take care,

Nursery staff 

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Message Board - RECEPTION

Hi Centaurs, 

We have been really enjoying seeing all of your home learning - you have all been so busy. It really makes us smile to see your photos and videos on Tapestry. If you haven't posted yet we'd love to see what you have been doing. Ms Dunk has been watching out for wildlife outside her window. So far she has seen a mouse, fox, robin and a big bumblebee! What can you see outside your window? Maybe draw us a picture.. We hope you all have a lovely Easter break, stay safe and have fun doing the activities we have set for you to do - you can find these on the school website!

Miss you all.

Miss Malik, Miss Haskell, Miss White and Ms Dunk  

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Nursery AND RECEPTION

Starting Full-time School

  • Tapestry

    CALLING ALL RECEPTION PARENTS AND NURSERY PARENTS!

    Tapestry

    Please use Tapestry as a tool to share your children’s knowledge and understanding at home. https://tapestryjournal.com/

  • Phonics
    • At Green Dragon Primary School we teach phonics using ‘Letters and Sounds’. 

      What is phonics?
      Phonics is the system of ‘blending’ sounds together to read, and ‘segmenting’ sounds to spell. They are both complimentary and interlinking skills that are taught together. You may hear your children use some vocabulary that you are not familiar with that they have learnt in their phonics lessons.

      A phoneme 
      Is the smallest unit of sound that we use in the English language. A phoneme can be made up of one letter as in the alphabet sounds – s, a, t, p, i, n etc, or two letters (a digraph) as in sh, ch, th, ay, ar, or three letters (trigraphs) as in air, ear, ure. Phonemes can not be broken down into separate sounds.

      A grapheme
      Is the way we spell a phoneme. A phoneme may have only one grapheme,for example ‘b’. Or may have several different spellings –for example or can be spelt ‘or’ in torn, ‘aw’ in claw, ‘au’ in naughty or ‘ore’ in more. The children will initially be introduced to one common grapheme for each phoneme, but as they progress through the school they will taught the less common spelling alternatives and encouraged to try and choose the correct grapheme for a particular word they are trying to spell.

      Consonant blends
      Are made up of two or three phonemes blended together quite quickly as we learn to read. Examples are sc, sm, bl, pr, str

      Short Vowel Sounds
      Are the vowels saying their sound as ‘a’ in c a t.

      Long Vowel Sounds
      Are the vowels saying their name as ‘ay’ in day, ‘oa’ in boat or ‘igh’ in night.

      How do we teach Phonics at Green Dragon  Primary School?

      We follow the Letters and Sounds programme Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.

      There are six overlapping phases. Below is a summary based on the Letters and Sounds guidance for Practitioners and Teachers. For more detailed information, click here to visit the Letters and Sounds website.

      Phonic Knowledge and Skills

      Phase One 
      Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.

      Phase Two 
      Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.

      Phase Three
      The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet, one sound for each. Graphemes such as ch, oo, th representing the remaining phonemes not covered by single letters. Reading captions, sentences and questions. On completion of this phase, children will have learnt the “simple code”, i.e. one grapheme for each phoneme in the English language.

      Phase Four
      No new grapheme-phoneme correspondences are taught in this phase. Children learn to blend and segment longer words with adjacent consonants, e.g. swim, clap, jump.

      Phase Five 
      Now we move on to the “complex code”. Children learn more graphemes for the phonemes which they already know, plus different ways of pronouncing the graphemes they already know.

      Phase Six 
      Working on spelling, including prefixes and suffixes, doubling and dropping letters etc.
      Recommended: the Synthetic Phonics Toolkit

  • Useful Websites for learning

    If you go to the Cbeebies website, your child can find out all kinds of things and play games. If you find any otherreally good sites – do let us know! 

    http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/Phase3Menu.htm

    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Search.aspx?Subject=37

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/shows/alphablocks

    http://www.ictgames.com/resources.html

    http://www.crickweb.co.uk/Early-Years.html

 
 
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