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!