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Summer Camp

From Nursery to Reception

A summer full of games and activities to get your child ready to read and write. Explore letters and sounds through play.

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Do you want to help prepare your child for school but don't know where to start?

Each of the activities in Summer Camp is based around the Phase 2 sounds, focusing on listening to the sound and developing pre-reading and pre-writing skills. These skills come before we teach children to recognise letters and to get our child ready to hold a pencil. There is no expectation that children should recognise letters before they start school. 

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Why did you create Summer Camp?

My youngest child was about to start school and he had no interest in picking up a pencil so I planned games and activities to get his hands ready for writing.

He didn't recognise any letters, so I introduced them through play. I focused on the letter sounds and listening skills that would help him when he started to learn phonics at school.

He loved the summer camp activities and didn't even realise he was learning.

Summer Camp has been enjoyed by lots of children and even used by other Reception teachers with their own children. 


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What is included?

Summer Camp contains 60 activities. There are 3 activities for each of the Phase 2 sounds. 

Pre-Writing Skills - Get your child's hands ready to write without even picking up a pencil! 

Letter Formation - Your child doesn't need to recognise or write letters before they start school. Explore letter formation through play, thinking about where letters start and the direction we use to form them correctly. These activities will also help to develop pencil grip.

Pre-Reading Skills - The activities are linked to different sounds but the focus is on developing the skills needed for reading rather than remembering the letters and sounds. If your child can hear sounds, rhyming words and syllables, it will help make learning to read easier.

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I'm Anna and I have a degree in Primary Education and 16 years of teaching experience. During lockdown, I became a teacher to my own two children and shared the learning we did together on my Instagram account which has grown to over 50K followers.

I set up Mini Writers Club to share activities, tips and resources to help you support your child at home with phonics, reading and writing.

When I'm not busy working on Mini Writers Club, you can find me playing card games in my garden or trying to get to the bottom of the laundry pile!

About Me

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