Learning to read is one of the most valuable skills that your child can acquire, as reading forms the base of every single lesson the children undertake. It is vitally important that we give your child the best start to their learning journey by delivering daily phonics lessons, as well as a number of guided reading sessions a week. We teach reading and phonics using the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Scheme. The children will also have additional reading sessions that explore reading skills such as prediction, retrieval and inference.
It is vitally important that we foster a love of reading and therefore we have introduced the Unit 1 Library. To enable children to become lifelong readers, it is essential that they are encouraged to read for pleasure. The desire of wanting to read will help with the skill of reading.
Involving the children in the choice of books is also very important and by doing this it will help to encourage them to choose books that interest them.
We do not expect your child to read their library book independently so please do not try to get your child to do so. It is good to talk about the book with your child, you can discuss the pictures and what is happening in the story but it is also important not to turn the discussion into a test. The goal is enjoyment.
Of course this does not mean they only have to read books from school. They can also choose to read an information book, a library book, magazines, comics or internet articles. Please feel free to write what materials they have read (or you have shared) at home in your child’s reading record, we would love to see all the fantastic texts they are reading outside of school.
The most beneficial thing you can do at home to support your child’s learning is to read with them for 15 minutes every day.
Changing Reading Books:
Reading books will be changed on Monday and the children will be also given the opportunity to change their Unit 1 library book as well.