Southborough Church of England Primary School

Southborough Church of England Primary School

Year R

Year R - Supporting your child with reading at home.

The first Reading Workshop for Year R parents will take place on Friday 20th October at 8.30am until 9am.

This is a great opportunity to find out how we teach reading at Southborough and how you can help your child at home. Coffee and tea will be available from 8.15am.


Over the coming weeks we are asking you to:

1).  Practise the new sounds your child has learnt each week - packs of RWI Phonics Flashcards have already been sent home with every Reception child.


2). Read to your child.

Read books that are appropriate to your child’s age but beyond their reading ability. This can help build their love of reading and provides a more exciting and detailed story line to chat about, helping to develop their comprehension skills.

You can ask questions such as: 

 - What colour was the boy's hat? Where did they see the duck?

- Why was the puppy sad?

- What do you think will happen on the next page?

The following websites provide great ideas for books appropriate to your child’s age which could be requested from your local library.