Your child will read with a member of staff regularly. Your child will bring home a book to share every week. Once they are confident with recognising, reading and blending letter sounds, they will bring a stage reading book home for you to practise together.
We encourage you to record any reading sessions at home on an online journal. Details of this will be shared with you once your child has joined us. Throughout the year, your child will bring home words to learn too.
Tips for reading with your child
Look at the pictures and discuss what is happening in the story.
Encourage your child to predict what will happen in the story.
Encourage your child to sound out words they are unsure about.
Point to the words as you read together.
Encourage your child to find red words (words we learn from sight that we cannot sound out, e.g. the, was and my).
Practise the red words with your child.
At Ledbury, we use Read Write Inc Phonics (RWI) to give your child the best possible start with their literacy.
What is Read Write Inc?
Read Write Inc (RWI) is a phonics complete literacy programme which helps all children learn to read fluently and at speed so they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary and spelling. The programme is designed for children aged 4-7.
RWI was developed by Ruth Miskin and more information on this can be found at https://ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/.