Reading at home with your child
Reading with your child regularly at home has a remarkable effect on their progress within school. Little and often is usually the best way. Don’t forget to comment in your child’s reading record every time they read.
To support your child understanding of the texts they read you can ask those questions.Can they predict what might happen next in the story? Can they tell you the main parts of the story or something about one of the characters? What did they like / dislike about the book and why? Can they draw a picture about their favourite part of the book or suggest an alternative ending to a story?
Tips for helping your child to enjoy reading books
Text is everywhere in the world around us so encourage your child to apply their reading skills when they see text in everyday life e.g. reading a shopping lists, magazines or even TV listings.
Websites to help support your child in the early stages of reading
Letters and Sounds
http://www.starfall.com/ – a lovely website with lots of phonics games and interactive reading activities suitable for a range of abilities.
Phonics Bug website: https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
Don’t forget that your child can access their online ‘Bug Books’ using the login given. This is a fantastic and interactive way for your child to access books which will fully support them in using phonics to read and write
This is the whole school grammar glossary. It gives simple definitions to grammar terms taught across both key stages.