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Phonics and reading

Each Thursday your child will bring home their new reading books and phonic homework sheet to complete in pencil. The phonic reading books give the children an opportunity to practise their reading skills. The books can be read multiple times during the week giving the children the chance to build up their confidence when reading independently. We ask that each child aims to read at home to an adult every day for around ten minutes and that the adult writes in their orange reading record book when they have done so.


As we are continuing to progress through our phonics scheme, the phonic sheet we are sending home for homework has a slightly different format. There is now a lot more emphasis on practising reading skills and spotting sounds in words and understanding what the word means. There is also a chance to practise sentence writing however you may wish to use an additional space/ piece of paper so that your child can write longer sentences using the conjunctions ‘and’ or ‘because’ like we do in class. There is also an opportunity to talk to your child about why the same words have different spellings e.g. see, sea or beech, beach.

Below is the link to the phonics and early reading section from our website which you may find useful.


We will continue to send home a weekly spellings list to learn in their red books on Thursdays. The children will have one week to learn the spellings for a test the following Thursday. Please keep the red book in their reading folder. There is also a practise sheet to help with learning the spellings (that lasts for two weeks). There is a copy below if it gets lost.

Thank you for your continuing support,


Miss Green and Mrs Hermans