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Miss Shemming is the class teacher in Giraffes, except on Wednesdays when Mrs Banthorp will be taking the class.

Mrs Wilcox is the class TA, but Mrs Giles and Mrs Peck will also be helping us.

Please feel free to talk to any of us about questions or concerns and we will do our best to help you.


As discussed with some parents at parents evening, I have created some resources for you to use with your child at home to help with their reading and phonics progress, these were sent home today.

The pack included some real and nonsense words focusing on the sounds a-e and i-e. The children are familiar with these sounds but here are the rhymes in case they forget!

a-e: Bake a cake, a-e a-e a-e

i-e: In a while crocodile, i-e i-e i-e

It would be great if the children could practice reading these words accurately, as these are similar to the words in the phonics screening test. You could also cut them up and sort them into real and nonsense words too if you wish. I have also included some extra alien words which focus on all the sounds we have learnt this term to have a go at reading.

In the pack you will also find a bookmark with questions that can be asked when reading with your child to improve their comprehension skills.

I hope you find these words useful to support phonics at home. If you would like any extra words, please do let me know!


Thank you for your continued support with reading and phonics,


Miss Shemming

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