Reading and Phonics Home-School Partnership
In Exeter class, children will be heard read at least once a week by a member of teaching staff. This will be recorded in your child's reading record book with a comment on explicit reading skills for fluency and comprehension. Adult helpers may also hear your child read in school. This will be recorded in your child's reading book with an 'I have read with an adult today' stamp. Due to current guidelines in schools, reading books will be changed and sent home on a Monday. Please bring books back on a Friday so that they can be quarantined over the weekend and new books will be given out the following Monday. In Reception, the children will begin with a lilac book (no words) and progress onto a book with words after the teacher has taught the sounds and your child is able to blend those sounds in order to read words. They will have a phonics-matched book to take home and practise. As children become more confident in their reading, they will be allocated phonics-matched texts on the Phonics Bug website. Login details will be given to you. Please read with your child daily and sign their reading record book. When completing your child's reading record books, please keep one page for each week. Please also practise the phonics cards in their phonics packs. Reception year group specific phonics and key words can be found in the support pages of your child’s reading record. Reading books, reading record books and phonics packs should be kept in your child's book bag so that we can update them when needed.