We are almost finished our books with pictures only. Once all the children have started on books with words reading days will be a Monday and a Thursday. New books will be given on these days. It would be extremely helpful if you could work with your child each night.

Ideas to try – read the story together, look at the pictures and discuss what’s happening. Have a look at any words in the pot and see if your child can find them in the text. Ask your child to read the words to you, helping where necessary. If they are stuck with a word encourage them to sound it out or look for clues in the picture and story.

The next night see what they can remember about their book from memory. Ask them to resd the story and focus on any words from the text or in their pot that they struggled with.

Source: Primary 3/4