Reading Books and Phonics Information

Your child should have come home with some additional reading books today. We will try our best to get resources out to those children who have not been able to attend school. The idea with the reading books is that you will focus on one per week, increasing your child’s fluency with each read. We usually read the books at least three times in school. We have also provided some books of the next colour up. Please start with the books on your child’s current colour (the one they have been doing over the last few weeks). Save the next colour book for when you have read all the others. In case you are unsure which colour comes next, here is the list of colours in order.

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Please be aware that this list covers both Reception and Year 1 and that we are only two thirds through the academic year so please don’t worry that your child hasn’t gone through all the colours.

We have also sent home some sounds. For Year 1 children, they have both set 2 and set 3 sounds. For Reception children, they have set 2 sounds and if confident, your child may want to start learning set 3 sounds. If your child has been reading red books, they will not have started to learn set 2 sounds but will need to start learning over the coming weeks. We will support you with this and there will be more information to follow.

In addition to this, RWI (the phonics programme we follow) have released the following information

RWI Phonics lessons at home from Monday 23rd March

We’re scheduling free Read Write Inc. Phonics lessons on Facebook and YouTube for children to watch at home; three short Speed Sound lessons with one of our trainers every day for the next two weeks. Films will only be available at the times below:

Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm

Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm

Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm

Note: films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.

We would highly recommend your child take part in these lessons everyday if you can.

You can also sign up as a parent on the oxford owl website and access lots of ebooks. You will be able to choose the appropriate colour book for your child.

Follow this link to access these books

Over the coming weeks, we will provide more information about how to best use the phonics books and how to help your child with learning their sounds.

Finally, a little plea… we have sent out a large number of our phonics books and they are quite expensive to purchase. Please can you take good care of the books and return them all when we are back at school.

We’ve really appreciated all your support this week. We will be working hard over the coming weeks to support your child at home as well as supporting those who will need to come to school.