Reading is a vital tool for learning and for life. Here at Westwood with Iford School we believe that in order for children to become able and independent readers they need to have:
One of the best ways you can support your child at home is to read with them.
Research has shown that parents who read regularly with their children and model good reading are supporting their language development and love of books.
Here to help
We talk a lot about phonics and the teaching of reading has changed quite significantly over time. Here is a glossary of terms you may have (hopefully!) heard your child mention:
Phonics – the learning of letters and sounds
Phoneme – the sound a letter makes
Grapheme – the written letter
Blending – running sounds together to make a word
Segmenting – breaking a word up into its component sounds
Tricky words – words that cannot be decoded using phonics
cvc – c = consonant (b/c/d/f), v = vowel (a/e/ee)
Digraph - a sound made with two letters eg. sh ai oi
Phonetically plausible – written phonetically that it can still be read although it is spelt incorrectly eg. torl werk cabij
Here are some resources to help you when reading with your child. Within the presentation from our reading meeting and the reading booklet are useful hints and tips to maximise your reading time.
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to come and ask your class teacher who would be more than happy to help you.