Children enjoy listening to and participating in a story read by an adult. They are encouraged to join in with the repetitive and predictable text and use their phonetic knowledge.
A special time, once or twice a week, where children read words and pictures. The teacher models reading, pointing to words and helping pupils to sound out the first few letters. Children enjoy studying the pictures to find clues for unfamiliar words.
High Frequency Words
High frequency words are taught and reinforced in phonic lessons and should be practised regularly at home.
When children first begin to read they are given books which closely match their phonic knowledge. This ensures children are enjoying success from the very beginning.
These are used with the whole class, groups or individually to introduce new words related to the scheme books.
Children will think it's play as they engage in these activities that build their confidence with letter sounds, word building spelling and eventually sentence construction.
We start as we mean to go on throughout primary school by letting reception children choose and enjoy library books to support their reading.
How you can help at home
If in doubt the staff are always pleased to help!