Menu
  • Translate
POLITE reminders- Book fair is running from Friday 15th to Wednesday the 20th............After school clubs will be resuming for this term, a reminder that Sports and ICT club finish at 4:15pm. - Karate - Last class of the year: THURSDAY 5th Dec ..........First class of the year: THURSDAY 9th Jan................INSET days for this academic year are - 13th December 2019, 20th January 2020 and 20th July 2020....... please do not park on the zig zag lines, you put your/our children at risk when you do this...........We are continuing our name and shame campaign, 'zig-zag' parkers registration numbers will be shown on this scrolling banner; we need to keep the children safe............thanks for your support in advance...........The following have put our children at risk this week......
Home Page

Freemantle

Church of England Community Academy

Reading

We practise reading in Reception daily and follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme of books. We start by reading the grey band Oxford Reading tree books, which helps the children to familiarise themselves with the key characters (Mum, Dad, Kipper, Floppy, Biff and Chip). Once the children are confident in naming the characters and recognising the names by sight, as well as being able to talk about the story, we move onto the green band books. After this, we move up through the bands based on the children's confidence.

 

You will have received a home-school reading journal and a grey band book when your child started Reception. We recommend you read with your child often and send back the reading journal and book when finished.

 

To go alongside the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, we have coloured 'key words' for the children to learn. These are words which come up often in the books and are words which you can't sound out. Therefore, the children need to be able to sight read the words. There is no rush for the children to learn these as we teach them at the rate they are comfortable with. Your child will have received the first grey key words when they started and will receive other key words throughout the year to take home and practise. Please see the key word attachment to see the key words the children learn throughout the year. You may also print these off at home.

 

Please also see the high frequency word list attachment. These contain words which come up most often in children's reading and writing and we try to practise these often in school throughout the year. The words become increasingly challenging as you go down the columns.

 

As well as reading Oxford Reading Tree books and our key words, we look at a variety of books to inspire, engage and motivate the children. We love reading in Reception and have story time throughout the day where the children come together to look at a colourful and exciting book!  A list of recommended stories will follow soon.

 

Top