Phonics Homework & Rainbow Writing
As per the information previously given by Mrs Smith, I thought it might be helpful for you to see an example of 'Rainbow' writing, which is part of the children's phonics homework.
The children can use large movements, whilst saying the sound, writing on the sheet, on other pieces of paper and do 'sky writing' in the air, or on surfaces, with their fingers.
Do not worry about them being able to write each letter from the off, as we will teach handwriting, in school, using a more systematic approach. This phonics homework is about making it memorable for them - practicing the action that goes with the sound, recognising the letter and saying the sound, both in print and in writing.
The order we teach letter sounds is that prescribed in the government document 'Letters & Sounds'. The first 8 sounds are 's' 'a' 't' 'p' 'i' 'n' 'm' & 'd'. This is because they are the most commonly used letters.
For the Letters & Sounds document, please follow the link: