We Love to Read
We love to read and wish to encourage all our children and families to share this enjoyment of great books! We know that excellent reading skills start from a very young age at home with families but we have a learning cafe that is open every morning before school so that you can continue the reading journey together with your child. There are a wide range of books and games to choose from. We also have reading champions and teaching assistants who will help you
READING FOR PLEASURE
Read and talk with your children every day. Good communication skills between children and families make a huge difference to learning and happiness. Take time out to talk, read and play together.
Make a reading den!
Alongside reading for pleasure we teach children phonics to support early reading,but what is phonics? Watch this fun animated introduction to the key aspects of learning to read using phonics. Great for learning more about key terms such as 'phonemes', 'blending' and 'tricky words'.
How to pronounce pure sounds
Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples.
How to blend sounds to read words
Suzy Ditchburn explains how letter sounds can be blended to read words, and gives tips on how to practice phonics with your child.
How to support phonics learning
Understand how to put reading with phonics into practice with Emily Guille-Marrett and her son Albie.
Phonics help: top 10 tips
Phonics expert and creator of the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme Ruth Miskin shares her top tips for developing phonics skills at home. Includes advice on decoding and blending words, and on correctly making the phonics sounds.