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Newton Burgoland Primary School

Newton Burgoland Primary School

Together We Can Achieve Excellence

Phonics

Together We Make Learning A Memorable, Unmissable Adventure

We have introduced a new phonics scheme at Newton Burgoland. The scheme has been chosen because:

  • All staff are able to undertake high quality CPD so that the scheme can be used consistently across the school
  • The scheme chosen is matched to fully decodable reading books
  • The scheme includes all resources for high quality teaching and for keep up groups
  • The scheme supports handwriting
  • The scheme provides support for parents

Support for Parents - Direct link to Little Wandle 

Decodable reading books

Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:

A reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

A sharing book.  Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together. This includes books chosen from our 200 book challenge.

Reading practice book

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!