Reading is the number one priority for your child's home learning and if you struggle to fit in anything else, then reading should be the most important! Even if your child is reluctant to have a go, please ensure that you are sharing books and reading to them.
Please keep the Reading Record and reading book in their book bags and send them into school daily so that we are able to record their school reading and monitor how and when they are reading at home.
Please write in their reading record book each time they read to an adult or older sibling.
Please ensure that all children are having books read to them also, even if they are confident 'free' readers. Please check back soon for a book list as suggestions of appropriate texts.
In addition to the decodable words in their reading books that we have taught the children to blend in their phonic learning, they are expected to read and spell other words that are shown below.
These words are not decodable or contain unusual graphemes and so will need to be practised and learnt. They are called the Common Exception Words.
Please work on the appropriate ones throughout the year with your child, starting with the Year 1 list. To reach the expected level in Year 2 they will need to be able to read and spell many of the Year 2 words by the end of the year.
Many parents have asked for recommendations for suitable reading books.
We would always recommend anything by Roald Dahl except the two that we are reading during the year : The BFG and James and the Giant Peach.
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