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Pennard Primary School

Sounds and Reading

Enjoying reading at home.

Spending time reading with your child helps create lifelong memories and special moments to share. The benefits of reading and sharing stories...

  • Encourages a natural curiosity about the world
  • Children learn to value books and stories
  • Children are able to problem-solve better and become logical thinkers
  • Promotes a good understanding of language
  • Promotes calmness, especially when your child is feeling restless
  • Encourages communication between you and your child
  • Develops listening and imagination skills

Helping your child to read at home

Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.

Using RWI the children learn to read effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into comprehending what they read. It also allows them to spell effortlessly so that they can put all their energy into composing what they write.

When using RWI the children will:

  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letter/letter groups using simple picture prompts.
  • Learn to read words using Fred Talk, read lively stories featuring words they have learned to sound out.
  • Show that they comprehend the stories by answering questions.
  • Write simple sentences.
  • Compose stories based on picture strips.
  • Compose a range of stories based on writing frames.

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