Thank you for all the support you give your child at home to help them succeed in school. It is appreciated.
We will continue to stick their new list into their Home-School contact book each Friday. If your child does not get one please ask for the list - they may have forgotten to get their book out for this (even though they are reminded regularly). If at all possible start to learn the words early on in the week as they are likely to stay in their memory. Remember, focus on as many words as you think your child is capable of learning. Please find the PowerPoint that was shown at the parents workshop on Friday 5th October, in the information area.
Thank you to those parents who read regularly with their child. This is one sure-fire way to help your child make good progress in school. If your child seems to be struggling, please ask for some ways in which you can help them read.
You will have noticed that the children only get one book each time. This is to enable you to spend more time rereading the book and talking about what they have been reading. In Year 1 we have to assess their reading against a wide range of targets - many which are gained through talking about the stories they have read or heard. Decoding words is just one of these.
Please remember to write a quick comment in their purple record book each time they read their Oxford Reading Tree book with you. We will only change reading books when there is evidence of them having read with you at home. We do our very best to hear your children read in school, but you are in the best position to give your children the time to really enjoy reading.