Ideas and Resources to Support Home Learning: English

  • Regular phonics practise will really help with basic reading skills. RWI Phonics. Sounds. Sets One, Two and Three give you all the sounds in the order that we teach them.
  • Use these handy cards to practise RWI Phonics. Sounds. Sets Two and Three.
  • These word lists are a really useful resource when teaching different sounds.
  • Write a daily diary of what you have been up to at home.
  • Write clues for a treasure hunt around your home or garden.
  • Write a book review of a story you have just read.
  • Publish a book! Write your own version of your favourite story and make it into a mini book with drawings.
  • Write what you would like to be when you grow up and why? Or write a list of things you would like to be able to do when you are older. Can you make it into a poem and add some pictures?
  • Learn and practise spelling the ‘Tricky’ Red Words. Can you write them in a sentence?
  • Write a poem or a riddle.
  • Write ‘What am I?’ clues for someone to guess an animal or object.
  • Write a letter or email to a friend, family member, teacher or key worker. Email a photo of it or stick it up in your home window.
  • Make up your own game and write instructions for how to play it.
  • Set your child the challenge to write for a real purpose, from writing a letter to the local council to writing poems for greetings cards.

Useful websites:

  • Phonics Play: Phonics activities and games available for free!
  • Oxford Owl: a huge selection of online books. Sign up for free.
  • cBeebies: Online interactive stories and traditional tales.
  • Top Marks: Lots of interactive games for English!
  • ICT Games: Loads of interactive games for English and phonics.
  • BBC Supermovers: Videos with songs and dance routines to help with English grammar.
  • Pobble365: A picture a day with linked activities.

Hethersett Woodside Primary and Nursery School
Coachmaker Way, Hethersett, Norwich NR9 3GN

Headteacher: Mrs Louise Mainwaring
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Sam Carter
Assistant Head teachers: Mrs Nicola Ingham and Mrs Samantha Easey

Tel: 01603 810674 (Finance and Personnel enquiries) (Parent / Carer general enquiries)

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