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Reading books


Books will start to come home over the first couple of weeks. To begin with, reading books will be changed on a Friday. As we progress throughout the year, this will increase to twice a week.


At the beginning of the year, the books coming home will have no words. This is intentional and will allow your child to tell stories based on the illustrations. As they begin to learn their sounds, some of the books will come home with words in. We do not expect your child to be able to read the whole word but please help them to blend the word together e.g. s-a-t, sat.


In class, we will focus on four key areas when reading stories:


Predicting – encouraging your child to predict what may happen before they read/retell the story on the next page. It doesn’t matter if they are wrong.


Questioning – encourage your child to ask questions about the story.


Clarifying – encourage your child to ask what particular words mean.


Summarising – sum up the key parts of what they have read or the story they have told.