Your child will experience the most success in reading when they read at school and at home. At St Nicolas' we expect children to read at home at least 5 times a week and record this in their planner. Children's long-term success can be linked back to the amount of vocabulary a toddler knows at the age of 2. Children's vocabulary acquired through quality discussion and interaction with adults and sharing of books.
Whilst on the phonics scheme, your child will be sent home a fully decodable RWI book. This book is matched to your child's p
Any other books sent home (for example levelled books and library books) are sharing books that will need adult support to help them read the words. As children progress further up the school, they will need less support on word reading, but it is important that they still read aloud to build up fluency and expression. In addition, discussion about the books they are reading will still need to continue.
Please ensure books are kept in their book bags as we also listen to your child reading regularly in school.
Books sent home at St Nics'
What gets taken home
Books for your child to read
X2 wordless books
Set 1 Speed sound book
Whilst on the RWI programme
X1 sound blending book.
Then onto X2 RWI books each week
1-2 levelled books
After completing the RWI programme
X2 levelled books