Supporting your child with reading
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
There are two types of reading books that your child may bring home:
A reading practice book - This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.
Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.
A sharing book. - Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone.
Read it to or with your child and discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book.
Our new phonics scheme - Little Wandle
Please use this link to find resources to support your child at home.