Reception Reading Morning
A love of Reading!
- Visit the library
- Read anywhere, at any time of day
- Go shopping for books with your child
- Read books with their favourite characters in
- Read a wide variety of books, eg information books, stories and poetry
- Teach your child how to care for books
Talking about stories
- Encourage your child to tell you what is happening throughout the book, they can use the pictures as prompts to help them.
- When your child is reading sentences, can they tell you about what they have just read?
- Talk about the new words in a book. If your child is struggling to read a word they could use the pictures to help them to have a good guess.
- Ask them questions about what is happening in the book.
Types of Questions
Stages of Reading
- Lilac books are picture books. You can talk about the pictures, ask leveled questions and your child can tell you the story.
- Pink books contain simple CVC words. Your child will be beginning to segment and blend with support and will become increasingly independent at doing this.
- Red words are words the children can’t sound out, g. the, I, of, to.
- When your child is blending independently don’t forget to still focus on questioning and retelling the story.
Home Reading Books
- Please spend time with your child sharing their book, every night if possible.
- We change your child’s book once a week. Please make sure your child’s book is in school on their day.
Miss Livesey: Tuesdays
Miss Wills: Thursdays
- Please make a comment or draw a smiley face in their reading record book every time you read with your child.
- Don’t forget to practise the high frequency words with your child as often as possible.
- It is also important for you to read to your child.
- They will learn reading skills from listening to you.
- It’s also important to read stories in your home language to your child.
Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any questions.