Learning at Home
As and when we feel you child is ready for their first reading book these will be sent home. Please do not worry if your child's friend has a reading book before your child does- by half term ALL children will have been given their first book. It is vital to your child's reading progress and development that you support their reading at home by listening to them read a minimum of twice each week. To encourage reading, we have a reading reward system which will be introduced once everyone has a book. Children will receive a marble in their colour group jar when they read three times at home so please ensure you record it every time you read at home.
We understand that children are tired after school, so you might consider completing phonic books or reading before school or at the weekends when they are not so worn out.
Tricky words are words that are not decodable (you cannot sound them out). Children will just need to read these words by sight. Once your child can read the tricky words on the sheet provided, please get them to colour the words and the castle and return the sheet for testing. We will then be able to move them on to the next set of tricky words.
Please find below (bottom of the page) a document providing you with many creative ideas on how to learn these with your child at home and a list of the tricky words.
Most of all we want your children to settle into Holymead Primary and become confident and happy learners.
Please find below resources we think you may find useful.
Please find below presentations from the beginning of the year.