Reading is a vitally important skill and enables children to access all parts of their learning. This is why we would like to see children reading as much as possible at home during this time.
There are two Reading Challenges set up on Dojo portfolios for children to be working on at the moment, which we hope will provide them with some encouragement. We would love to see as many of you as possible joining in with these.
Don't forget, you have access to a wide range of books, eBooks, audio books and phonics resources on Big Cat Collins.
Oxford Owl is another fantastic website which has a huge library of free eBooks for you to access as well as an abundance of resources for other subjects.
An important part of learning to read is having a secure knowledge of Phonics to decode texts. If your child is in EYFS or Key Stage 1, their teacher will be setting regular Phonics lessons. However, there are lots of other resources you could use to support your child with this at home including for children in higher year groups who find reading challenging.
This are the songs we use in school to support the children's knowledge of sounds:
You can also find many different website with Phonics games and printable activities to support your child. These are just a few of the free ones we think are really useful.
If you have any questions or concerns about how else you can support your child with their reading, please contact their class teacher for support and advice.
A recap on how to use spelling fingers
FAQ for Reading and Phonics
Please find below videos to help you with teaching Phonics and Reading at home. I hope you find them useful.
I have also included a document with a list of all the tricky words that need to be learned.
Class Reading Champions
Well done to the following classes who won Class Reading Champions for the week before half term.
YEAR 1- 468 minutes read
YEAR 3- 661 minutes read
A big well done to this week's winners of Class Reading Champions! Year 1 seem to be on a winning streak at the moment!
YEAR 1- 568 minutes read
YEAR 3- 510 minutes read
Well done to this week's winners of the Reading Champions challenge! It is lovely to see so many of you joining in now. If you haven't started yet, there's always time. Check out the challenges on Dojo.
YEAR 1- 459 minutes read
YEAR 5- 290 minutes read
A huge well done to the following two classes who won last week's Reading Champions challenge! Keep reading everyone!
YEAR 1- 326 minutes read
YEAR 3- 623 minutes read!!!
Reading Bingo Challenge
Well done to these two children who won a reading award for the week before half term.
Amy in YR- Silver & Gold awards
Eduarda in Y5- Silver award
A big congratulations to the following children for winning an award last week.
Poppy in Y1- Bronze award
Dottie in Y1- Gold award
Rorie in Y1- Bronze award
Eva in Y1- Bronze award
Isobelle in Y3- Bronze award
Alex in Y6- Bronze award
Well done to the following people, who achieved an award last week.
Melania in YR- Gold award
Eva in Y3- Bronze award
Oliver B in Y3- Gold award
Eduarda in Y5- Bronze award
Well done to these children for achieving their awards last week.
Thomas in YR- Bronze award
Kian in Y1- Bronze award
Lewis in Y3- Bronze award
Oliver B in Y3- Silver award
A huge well done to these children for making a wonderful start on the Bingo Challenge!
Amy in YR- Bronze award
Dara in Y3- Gold award
Lacey in Y6- Gold award