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The Importance of Reading to Children (2019)

The Importance of Reading to children. Read early and read often. The early years are critical to developing a lifelong love of reading. It's never too early...

Reading is such key component of children's learning. It is vital that children are hearing words being read to them, and as their own reading skills develop they are given the opportunity to practise these reading skills.


I would like you to take the time to read at least 1 book each day to your child. You can use physical books that you may have at home, you can use the Oxford Owl website, Twinkl also have a range of free e-books some of which I shared with you on zoom. If you are not in a position to access any books please come and see me I'll be glad to help.


Please also remember your child should be practising to read their 'Reception High Frequency' words as well, some children are well on their way or have already learnt to read all 45 words independently. 


Over the coming weeks we are going to be having a big push on:

  • Pencil grip and control
  • Correct letter formation
  • Letter sizing
  • Writing cvc and cvcc words correctly and on the lines.
  • Memorising and writing a simple sentence with increasing independence.  
  • Capital letters
  • Finger spaces
  • Full stops 
  • Reading and checking our work. 


We have also noticed on our return to school that name writing is an area of development and relearning  for a lot of our children, you will have received photographic evidence of how your child has independently written their full name upon their return to school. Where needed please ensure daily practice of name writing with your child is done at home. 


Thank you for your continued support