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**Nursery Wednesday 15th July Home learning task sheets are now on!**

Links to online learning

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR HOME LEARNING - Nursery

Email us on the address below : 

nursery@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

Teachers will respond between the hours of 8:00 and 4:00pm. You can also use this email address to send examples of home learning too, which we would love to see! 

Friday MESSAGE BOARD - NURSERY

Dear Nursery,

Well, what a week for our "Underwater" theme!  

We hope you have been able to see the baby fish on Tapestry - (they are SO tiny, but growing already.)

There are even more exciting things to look forward to over the next couple of weeks, so keep watching out for news and dates.

TODAY is your LAST CHANCE to upload your lovely work, ideas, comments and learning onto Tapestry.  Your teachers will be working hard to get your Learning Journeys ready to take home forever !  

You can still send any messages or photos to our Nursery email address Nursery@greendragon.hounslow.sch.uk

This will be such an interesting year to look back on when you are all grown up.  

We can't wait to see you at our "Goodbye" sessions...

 from the Nursery Team​

Further Learning Documents/Resources/Videos

Friday Message Board - RECEPTION

Hi Centaurs,

Happy Friday! 

Well done for another fab week with your home learning. Next weeks home learning task is a very special one so keep a lookout for this! We will be asking you to complete your Reception key achievement sheet which travels up with you as you move into the next year group.

Next week you have the opportunity to go and meet your Year 1 teachers so make sure you come along. Please check the newsletter for the date and time.

Have a lovely weekend, enjoy the sunshine,

From your Centaur teachers 

Admissions

 
 
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Nursery AND RECEPTION

  • Tapestry

     

    CALLING ALL RECEPTION PARENTS AND NURSERY PARENTS!

    Tapestry

  • 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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