Reading & Phonics
Being able to read underpins all learning and is vitally important in order to access all areas of the curriculum! In Year One, it is fundamental that our children develop a love and passion for reading. We ensure that our children have access to a wide variety of high quality texts from a range of genres and authors.
Children in Year One will have daily Phonics lessons, whole-class Guided Reading three times a week (ask your child all about our class Reading dogs!) and at least one class story a day. They will also be listened to read on a 1-1 basis throughout the week.
At Flash Ley, we ask that our parents and carers read at least 4 x a week with their child at home. This home-school relationship is vital in supporting your child’s learning. Reading at home and consolidating your child’s learning can have a huge impact on your child’s academic progress. We ask that you record in your child’s planner each time you read and whether you require a new book.
Please find below some useful links for when you are reading with your child at home:
Year One Phonics Screening Check:
The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year One in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how our child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.
To find out more information about The Phonics Screening Check, click on the link below: