Want to help your child improve their reading skills...? One way you can help is by practising blending sounds. Blending is when readers sound out words and then slowly say each sound in a word (c-a-t). They then say the sounds quickly together to "read" the word (cat). It is called blending because the sounds are being blended together. Segmentation is the skill of splitting words up into their separate speech sounds (phonemes).Click on the first link below to access a blending activity video and the second link to access a helpful website.
Our latest theme in our E.A.L group is ‘Clothes’ and ‘Seasons’. As well as learning the names of clothing items, we have been practising describing them with words such as fluffy, woolly, polka dots, striped, multi-coloured, sparkly and bright. Next week, we will be categorising clothes for the different weather types and seasons e.g. hot and cold weather. Below are some of the phrases we are hoping to master:
-‘You look nice today. I like your shoes.’
-‘My favourite item/piece of clothing is my ______’
-‘Who owns this scarf?’
-‘This is my/your/his/her hat.’
-‘What are you wearing?
-‘She is wearing _______.’
-‘In Summer time, I wear ______ because it is hot/hotter.’
Click on the link below to have a listen to the song we have been learning!
Hi. My name is Leanne and I am the EAL teacher in our school. I try to give as much support as I can to EAL learners so that they can become confident English speakers whilst still appreciating their mother tongue. We have lots of fun and you can always hear us singing songs or playing games throughout the school!