Over the next couple of weeks we will be getting to know the characters and key words in our reading scheme – Oxford Reading Tree. We will be doing lots of games and activities in class to support this.
The children will begin to get words in their word pot to practise at home. First of all they will get the characters names and then move on to small common words. Please help your child to practise these words so that they can read them independently. After a set of words have been introduced a word wall assessment will be done in class and sent home to practise.
Try matching the words from the pot to the pictures in their reading book or see who can be first to find Kipper etc. As books with words are introduced see if your child can find the matching word in the story.
To begin with your child’s book will have no words. Encourage your child to use the pictures to tell the story and ask lots of questions about what they think people are feeling or saying.
I hope the children will have lots of fun learning to read. If you have any questions please come in and see me.
Thank you for your support.
Source: Primary 1/2 – Room 2