Early Reading

Early Reading at Roberttown

Reading is a huge part of our daily lives at Roberttown school. We want the children to develop a lifelong love of reading and enjoy reading for pleasure. We encourage the children to read and enjoy a wide range of books.

Learning to read- phonics at Roberttown

 In the Reception year group we teach phonics using the systematic synthetic phonics programme: Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. Phonics is taught daily and the children also have an additional 3 reading sessions each week to build fluency and understanding of the text.

Teachers work closely with the children and sometimes identify children who need some extra support with their phonics. These children will receive extra support in small groups.

There are lots of ways you can support your child with their phonics at home. Here is the link to the 'For Parents' section of the Little Wandle website: 

The resources on this page will help you support your child with saying their phonemes (sounds) and writing their graphemes (letters). There are also useful videos so you can see how your child is taught at school, to be able to confidently support their reading at home.