Phonics and reading
Each Thursday your child will bring home their new reading books and phonic homework sheet to complete in pencil. The shared reading books give the children an opportunity to practise their reading skills with support from an adult as necessary. It also provides a chance to talk about what they have read with an adult. The books can be read multiple times during the week giving the children the chance to recognise unfamiliar words and build up their confidence when reading independently. We ask that every child aims to read at home at least 3 times a week for around ten minutes each time and that you sign your child’s reading record when they have finished the books.
Some of the children will now be getting a slightly different format with their phonic sheet homework. There is lots of emphasise on reading and spotting the sounds in words and understanding what the words mean. There is also a chance to practise sentence writing however you may wish to use an additional space/ piece of paper so your child can write longer sentences using different conjunctions e.g. and, because, so, then. There is also an opportunity to talk to your child about why the same word has 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 blue books on Thursday. The children will have one week to learn the spellings for a test the following Thursday. Please keep the blue 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 Miss Ryde