To introduce zoo animals into our topic, we are going to be reading the book 'Dear Zoo.'
We hope that you will enjoy sharing this story with your child at home too!
Dear Zoo Story
Dear Zoo fun activities!
Have fun retelling the story of Dear Zoo.
Letters and Sounds - Phase 2
When we teach the letters and their sounds we teach them in an order which makes it easier to make words. First the children will learn s, a, t, p, i, n. Then they learn m, d, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss. These are all the letters and sounds they will learn in Phase 2.
Although it is important for the children to know the sounds the letters make it is also just as important for the children to be able to blend sounds together to make words. This means when you say to them the sounds they are able to make them into the word.
Examples of this:
c– a– t is cat s–a–t is sat
p–i–n is pin g–o–t is got
We learn all about ‘Tricky Words’ in English Elephants. ‘Tricky Words’ are tricky because they can not be sounded out easily.