Reading in Reception
Each week children will bring home a reading book given to match their reading level. Children will bring home their reading record and book each night but this must come back to school the next day. As a school we place a high value on reading at home and we have the expectation that parents/carers will read daily with their children at home. Reading is essential to success! Please read with your child as often as you can - school books, library books, any books at all. Reading to your child is as important as them reading to you - so share a book whenever possible too.
To help your child at home you can:
- Listen to them read at least four times a week to increase confidence and fluency within reading. Write a brief comment in their reading record when they have read.
- Discuss the meaning of unfamiliar words.
- Revise the Phase 2 sounds using the sound mat in your child's reading record.
- Log onto Bug Club for access to ebooks (see the front of reading record for log in details).
There are also some really useful videos and website links on this page to help you support your child at home.
We hope this is useful. If you have any concerns or questions please come and discuss them with us.
Miss Gledhill and Mrs Ellis.
Don't forget to log onto Bug Club on a tablet, laptop or phone for access to some interactive reading books for your child at home! Bug Club also check's your child's understanding of the story they have read by asking questions in a fun way! Your child's log in details can be found on the front of their reading record.
Helping your child to read at home.
Ten tips on how you can help your child read at home
How to pronounce letter sounds correctly when reading.
Learning letter sounds with Jolly Phonics Songs
We learn our letter sounds by singing along to these Jolly Phonics songs and learning an action for each sound. Download the Jolly Phonics app https://www.jollylearning.co.uk/shop/uk-shop/phonics-resources/jolly-apps/jolly-songs-app/ OR you can find the Jolly Phonics songs on YouTube.
Learning letter names
Here are some fun videos to learn the letter names of the alphabet. We love listening and singing along to these in class.