Home Readers

Children in Reception who are learning the first 44 letter sounds and are not blending fluently will bring home sound sheets and cards, for you to work on with them.

Once children can blend fluently and know the first 44 sounds they will bring home Ditty sheets or a red Ditty book and a RWI bookbag book.

After ditty books, children bring home a RWI book and an RWI bookbag book. These will be changed every 3/4 days.

Read Write Inc Books: (This is your child’s main reading book) Please encourage your child to read though the speed sounds page first, then the green and red words page and then check your child understands the meaning of words on the vocabulary check page, before they start reading the book. Your child will have read this book at least three times before they bring it home. They should be able to read this book with fluency and expression by the time they bring it home and they should have a good comprehension of what the book is about. At the back of the book are questions for you to do with your child.

RWI Book Bag books: (These books are to support your child’s main reading book) These books are to extend your child’s reading. Your child should be able to read most of this book however they might need a little support, especially with the first read.

Visit the Oxford Owl website (external link) which has over 100 free ebooks for to enjoy with your child.

Accelerated Reading books: The children choose their own books, take quizzes on them and progress through the reading scheme. The children all take a reading test to determine their reading ability as they start the programme. They are then given a ‘reading range’ and this tells them the area of the library that they can borrow books from. The range given is matched to their reading ability so that they choose books that they can read comfortably or provide more of a challenge. The scores children receive from the quizzes they take are monitored by class teachers. When they are regularly passing quizzes for the level they are on, the teacher gives them permission to move up a level.

Library Books: (once a week on a Wednesday after school)  The Library is open for you to come and chose a book with your child. These are for you and your child to enjoy together. If your child is able to read a few familiar words, great, but if not, please enjoy reading them to your child. Your child can also include in their reading diaries, books they have read from home or books they have taken out of the library and read.

Useful Websites

Read Write Inc– for more information and ideas for supporting your child visit the RWI website

Oxford Owl – visit the Oxford Owl website which has over 100 free ebooks for to enjoy with your child.

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