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Why is reading well so important? We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader.

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2 Why is reading well so important? We all know that reading opens the door to all learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more a child wants to find out.

3 Why is reading well so important? Reading is the key to unlocking any child's future potential. Research shows that children who read well by 11 do better at school, get better exam results, do better in the workplace and have healthier lives. They're also best placed to give their own children the best start in life.

4 Who can get involved? We can all do something - just ten minutes reading a day with a child makes a huge difference and will help them to fall in love with reading. Over the next few weeks, your child will bring home a library book to share at home.

5 Will you play your part?

6 Step 1 = Phonics Phonics = the sounds in our language. Watch our sound pronunciation guide.sound pronunciation guide. Now it is your turn to practise…

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8 The English language is a complex code… It would be easy if we only had to learn Set 1 and Set 2 sounds. ayigh play eight cake straight right spie kite fly

9 Set 3 sounds

10 How do phonics help us read? Say “hello” to Fred. Fred can only talk in sounds... He says “c_a_t.” Not cat. We call this Fred Talk. Watch Ruth Miskin explain Fred Talk.Ruth Miskin explain Fred Talk

11 How to help your child at home…

12 You can read stories with your child. Relentlessly. Read favourite stories over and over again Read some stories at a higher level than they can read themselves. Practise phonic flashcards and homework sheets. Listen to them reading their take home Phonics storybooks. Watch our storytime at home video.storytime at home

13 You can practise pronouncing sounds. Remember no ‘fuh’ and ‘luh’! At the end of this Meeting, you can order your own pack of Phonic Flashcards so you can practise with your child at home - £4.50 per pack

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16 You can have fun with Fred Talk. “What a tidy r-oo-m!” “Where’s your c-oa-t?” “Time for b-e-d!”

17 You can refer to this training or watch the videos at home We will this Powerpoint out to you. For further training:

18 Pencil Grasp

19 Homework Every Friday your child will receive a copy of the new sounds we have learnt this week on a sheet for you to practise the correct letter formation. Alongside this, your child will bring home a short Literacy/Numeracy/Topic activity to complete.

20 We will begin the RWI phonics initiative in school. There will be a daily phonics session and your children will practise the new sounds throughout the day. They will bring home phonics home work sheets and a read together story book. This will then move on to Ditties, which are simple phonetic sentence sheets for your children to practise segmenting and blending. Once your child is able to recognise the sounds and segment and blend with fluency then a RWI book will be sent home. What’s next?

21 Any questions? Please ask your child’s teacher!


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