Children are given a range of different books to read at home frequently. The books that are used for home reading are age appropriate and matched with a child’s phonics learning/reading ability depending on the age and ability of the child. Parents are expected to sign reading records and teachers check these at least weekly. Rewards are giving for those regularly reading at home. Workshops are offered to parents to help support with home reading.
Here at OSPA we take every opportunity to promote a love of reading. We purchase new books every year and each classroom has their own book corners with book banded books as well as a range of fiction and non-fiction appropriate for the age group. We hold reading events throughout the year such as Read Inns where parents and children are invited to share books together. We also attend the Grimsby library regularly.
In the Early Years, English is taught through a mixture of adult-led inputs and child-initiated play. It includes talking about books, print in the environment, early mark making and writing, as well as sharing books and singing songs and rhymes.
The children in the Early Years follow the Power of Reading.
Resources to support at home:
As parents have an important part to play in helping your child to learn to read, here are some suggestions as to how you can help to make this a positive experience