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Reading at Home

From the start of Term 3, most children will take home 2 reading books at a time.

They will have 1 Phonics Bug phonetically decodable book that will match the sounds your child knows. They should be able to read all words in their Phonics Bug book so please encourage them to sound out each word carefully and help them to slowly blend the sounds together to read the word if they need it.

The second book will be an Oxford Reading Tree book which are the books the children have been taking home up until now. This book will be for you and your child to enjoy at home, reading together. Encourage your child to have a go at sounding out and blending simple words, and use the pictures to help them. They might not be able to read all words in these books as they aren't completely phonetically decodable, so please guide your child through the book.


Reading books are now changed throughout the week. Our main change days are still Monday and Thursday, but please bring your reading record into school every day for us to check and change books as necessary.

A new laminated Phonics Activity Sheet will be given out fortnightly. Please complete these, as usual, using a whiteboard pen. 


Please aim to read with or to your child every day.


Please record all reading you do inside your Reading Record. This way, we can see who has been reading at home and enter them into our weekly Book Worm prize draw!


Every time you read at home, we write your child's name on a 'Book Worm' ticket. At the end of the week, one book worm is drawn from the pile and a prize is given to the winner. All tokens from each week are put in a whole school box and at the end of the term, 2 winners are drawn and receive a book token each. The more often you read, the more likely you are to win a prize!


Please see the attached letter below for more information about reading in Year R (from Term 2).


PE continues to be on a Tuesday morning. Please come dressed in your PE kit. Earrings and jewelry should be removed before you come to school.

This term, Castle Class will be learning Mutli-Skills with our Sports Coaches.