A letter will be issued Friday that sums up all the information we have published this week that you need to know about supporting your children at home with our new phonics scheme and how we teach it in schools. A short video on the 10 things to think about when you read to your child is here:
Today we are also asking:
How do I listen to my child read?
Your child has a Storybook matched to the sounds and words they know – a decodable book – so they should be able to read all the words.
Please avoid saying, “This book is too easy for you!” but instead say “I love how well you can read this book!”
Read the same book again and again
Children love reading the same book again and again. Their reading becomes speedier and they understand what they are reading.
Encourage your child to read words using ‘Fred in your head’ (see glossary).
Show your child how to read the story in a storyteller voice.
Share your enjoyment of the story when they read it again and again.