Reading is fundamental to all that we do in Reception. Opportunities are available on a daily basis for reading signs, labels and logos. We learn to recognise our names on our self-registration board. We learn new sounds in Phonics; linking these to the letters of the alphabet. This is interwoven with opportunities for alliteration, rhythm and rhyme.
During our daily Story Time sessions, we discuss key book terms such as front/back cover, spine, blurb and title; all of which will also be explored further in class activities such as Guided Reading.
Every child has been allocated a Reading Day. Their book will be changed on this day so please ensure that their Reading Record is signed/dated to indicate that they have read with you. On this day, your child will also receive a weekly sounds activity in their Sounds Book so that they can practise the skills taught in Phonics.
Your child will also read individually on their Reading Day. They will also read in a small group with their Class Teacher twice per week.
As your child progresses in reading, their Home Reading Books will begin to look at sound discrimination. At first, this will include environmental sounds but will move onto include letter sounds with books that encourage recognition of the initial phoneme.
We then introduce CVC word books and books with simple sentences as your child progresses through our Letters and Sounds Programme in school.
More information on reading is provided below: