October 2020 Autumn Term Home Reading Books
Every Tuesday your child will bring home 3 books from school for you to share and return the following Monday.
There will be a story book for you to read to your child to develop their language and comprehension (see 'How to support my child in school' page for a helpful video), and I have sent a green sheet of ideas for activities you could do together based around the book.
There may be a wordless picture book to talk about and to develop your child's ability to speak in sentences and to invent a narrative using story language, which you will need to model for them to start with.
There may be a book to help develop your child's phonological awareness; rhythm, rhyme & alliteration. Play around with sounds, words and rhymes.
Your child will have a book matched to their phonic knowledge for them to read to you. They should be able to read this confidently. However, some children who find it difficult to master blending of sounds in order to read words need to hear an adult modelling how to do it. If this is the case then point to and read each sound quickly and then say the word straight away, sweeping your finger quickly under the word as you say it.
Your child can then copy you. Do this until they are able to blend independently.
Please return all books and then green sheet every Monday, along with your child's 'Home Link' book where you can comment on your child's reading, and I can write in the titles for home.