Primary 1 Literacy – week beginning 5th October

This week Primary 1 will be learning to read and write 2 new sounds. Please cut the letters ‘h’ and ‘o’ from your laminated sheet and add these to your pack. The children have been building and reading lots of words in class – see how many they can share with you at home.

We read ‘The Highway Rat’, by Julia Donaldson, today and talked about the rhyming words we could hear in the story. We also talked about the characters in the story and how they might have felt when the rat was unkind to them. We linked this to our school value of ‘Kindness’. We will do various activities during the week to help us remember the story!

Primary 1 Literacy – week beginning 28.09.20

This week we are learning to read and write 2 more sounds! We have been doing lots of activities, and playing lots of games, to help us with the ‘r’ sound and the ‘e’ sound. Please cut these letters from your laminated yellow sheet and add them into the zippy bag. Have fun making lots more words with your new sounds!

P2 Reading Books Update

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We are pleased to let you know that your children are now bringing home a shared reader and a book that they have already practised reading in class every Monday.

They are reading their books one week ahead to allow their books to rest before they come home and after they are returned to school.

Both shared readers (SR), reading books (ORT) and reading records should be returned to school on a Thursday to allow them to rest ready for the following week. Please sign the reading record to say you have been able to read together.

Please try your best to take some time to support your child with their reading. We understand that current circumstances mean that your child will not have their book at home for as long as previously and so we have decided to make reading practice / taking the time to talk about the book the main area of your child’s ‘set’ home learning for the time being. Additional learning activities that can be completed more flexibly will follow as we continue to settle into our new routines.

Reading Books (ORT) Advice

Build up your child’s confidence when they are reading, especially if they are tired! You have 3 nights and the reading can be spread over these to suit you.

If your child is finding a word, sentence or page difficult then it is always fine to read it to them to repeat in a way that will help them.

Top Tips

Encourage your child to read the book out loud, ensuring they are following each word with their finger.

Show your child how to join their sounds – p_a_t – pa_t – pat,

Spot rules together – sh, ch, th, wh, ai, ay, ee, ea, igh, y, oa, ow, oo, ew, oi, oy, ou, ow, au, aw – th_r_ew – threw

Help your child split larger words into smaller groups, this will help them to read with increased fluency   i.e. Kipper  Kip-per  (sound out each section and then join them back up.)

Point out punctuation (. , ? ! “”) and discuss how to use these. When you spot an ! ask your child how they think the character is feeling and reread the sentence using expression.

Look out for key words – point out tricky words that can’t be joined together and challenge your child to spot if they appear again within the book or other books.

You might awant to take it in turns to read a page or a sentence to gradually build your child up to reading their whole book.