Helpful guides to support at home

Are you struggling to support your child with the correct pronunciation of their phonics sounds? 
Does your child come home and use words you do not quite understand? 
Do you need some extra guidance with supporting your child with their phonics learning? 
 
Please see below for a range of videos/guidance to support you and your child.
Reception
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Reception Autumn 1, Autumn 2 and Spring 1.
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Year 1
Download a guide to how children are taught to say their sounds in Year 1. 
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Tricky Words
As part of your child's phonics learning, they will come across tricky words. These are words that are not phonetically decodable and therefore the children will need to learn the tricky element in the word to read and write it. 
Please find guidance on tricky words below.

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:

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.

A sharing book (library 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.

Sharing book

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!

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