Cultivating a Lifelong Love of Learning
Every child reads, and is read to, every day. This is because we recognise that reading is the gateway to learning, and therefore it is very important that your child reads at home as well as in school. Reading is the skill prioritised above all others and all children are expected to develop reading fluency with good understanding of what they have read. Ensuring high levels of motivation for reading encourages children to develop the habit for both pleasure and for information. Records of children reading should be entered into the reading records and signed by an adult.
At Beam, we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds for our phonics programme, as it has successfully supported thousands of schools to grow confident readers who enjoy Reading for Pleasure.
LITTLE WANDLE PHONICS AND READING PRESENTATION TO RECEPTION PARENTS AND GUARDIANS
Please find below Mrs Harle's informative Little Wandle phonics and reading presentation to parents and guardians (November. 2023).
Phase 1 - Reception Autumn 1
Phase 2 - Reception Autumn 2
Phase 3 - Reception Spring 1
Reception - Autumn 1 (04.09.23 - 20.10.23) - Phase 2 grapheme
Reception - Autumn 2 (30.10.23 - 23.12.23) - Phase 2 grapheme
Reception - Spring 1 (04.01.24 - 16.02.24) - Phase 3
Year 1 Sounds
How to write capital letters
How to Say Phase 5 Words
Reading at Home
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 book that your child may bring home:
1. 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.
2. 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.
Reading practice book
This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.
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.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. 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. The main thing is that you have fun!