Your teacher will
send home a page of words to learn to read and spell off-by-heart. These are
known as Buzz Words because they have a bumble bee on them! When you are
in Reception you will start to learn Mini Buzz A, then Mini Buzz B, C and then Mini Buzz D.
After the Mini Buzz
Sheets we have Buzz Words One (which is all of the mini sheets together), and
then there are 7 more different sets of Buzz Words to work on as you move
through the school. These form the 100+ most commonly used words in reading and
writing so will really help you in school.
Each time you have
learned to read a set of words you will get a certificate and a special gold
sticker. The hardest part is then learning to spell the words too so that you
can write them correctly when you are doing writing activities! The teachers
and helpers will make sure they check which Buzz Words you know once each half term so that you can earn your
certificates and sticker rewards.
In Year 1
and Year 2 we also send home a half termly Word Wizard booklet with fun
activities and ideas to help your child with spelling, punctuation and grammar.
Please have some fun together and let us know what you think!