Early Reading (Nursery - Y1)
Supporting reading at nursery (Age 3-4)
If you have a nursery-aged child, you probably spend lots of time singing nursery rhymes with them, as well as playing games, chatting and telling stories. You’re already getting your child ready for reading!
These activities help your child to hear different sounds, understand what a story is, join in with phrases and increase their vocabulary. Your child will continue doing all these activities in their nursery setting and they might also start making links between basics sounds and the letters.
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Supporting reading at Reception (Age 4-5)
You have heard a bit about the phonics your child is learning at school. Your child will sometimes come home with sounds to learn and simple reading books to practise. These are part of the phonics system that they’re learning at school.
At school, your child will also be doing other activities to support their reading, such as learning traditional tales and songs, acting out stories, or talking about the books they hear read to them.
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Supporting reading in Year 1 (Age 5-6)
In Year 1 children will continue to practise phonics on a daily basis at school and will be building up the sounds and their different spellings across the year. Their reading books will become longer and your child will be developing their comprehension skills, as they talk about these books.
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