Reading at Short Wood
We know that the reading ability of our children has a huge impact on all areas of the curriculum. Teaching children to be proficient and fluent readers, as well as developing a love of reading, is one of our top priorities in school. We use a range of initiatives and interventions to support children across all of the key stages, to ensure that every pupil will both learn to read and love reading, regardless of their background, needs or abilities.
At Short Wood, we have a number of aims:
Top Tips to Support Your Child in Reading
Sharing books and reading at home is a wonderful activity for you to do with your children. Research shows that children who regularly read at home attain much better outcomes across the whole school curriculum when compared to children who don't. It will also set them up as a reader for life.
We ask that you spend 10 minutes a day sharing books and reading at home.
There are lots of things that you can do to help:
Read Write Inc phonics
This is the phonics scheme that we use in school to teach your child to decode words and to read fluently. Each letter sound has a picture and a rhyme to help your child remember it.
These videos will help explain a little more about phonics.
The Oxford Owl Website has lots of information and books to help you support reading at home.
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