This term we will begin to use Ruth Miskin Literacy (RML) Scheme. The children will be learning all the initial letter sounds, a-z, qu, sh, th, ch, ng, ck, ll, ff, ss and Vowel Sounds (phonemes) ay (may I play?), ee (what can you see?), igh (fly high), ow (blow the snow), oo (poo at the zoo), oo (look at a book), air (that’s not fair!), ir (whirl and twirl) , ou (shout it out!), oy (toy for a boy) . Thechildren will use these sounds to read and spell. We will also practise ourhandwriting, forming our lower case letters properly. We will read lots of different stories and answer questions about them with the whole class, in groups and by ourselves. We will begin to write simple sentences by ourselves.