Why is reading at home so important?
“There can be few things as powerful as regularly reading to a young child. It has astonishing benefits for children: comfort and reassurance, confidence and security, relaxation, happiness and fun. Giving a child time and full attention when reading them a story tells them they matter. It builds self-esteem, vocabulary, feeds imagination and even improves their sleeping patterns.”
Teaching phonics is a way of teaching reading. At Woodside, Early Years and Key Stage one children receive phonics lessons daily. In Key Stage two, targeted children receive support to develop their reading skills. Watch the videos below for some easy tips on how to support your child with their early reading skills.
Click below to see the types of questions you can ask your child at home.
Each class has a login for Oxford Owl. We encourage the use of this website for children to read for pleasure. This might mean that your child reads the reading book band below so they can practise skills like expression and fluency rather than focusing on sounding out words they are unsure of. Please remember to sign your child's yellow card so that they can move up the championship.
If you need your login details, please contact your class teacher.