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RWI - reading at home

Once your child is able to recognise and blend the Set 1 single letter sounds they will start bringing books home to practise. These will start off with simple words and lead on to stories as they progress through the RWI programme.

Oxford Owl (Read, Write Inc) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/   now have lots of RWI reading books online for you and your child to access.  It is completely free, you just need to register as a parent to access their extensive library.  If you click audio, the story will be read to your child or you can choose it in book format to read as normal.  Just choose books from the RWI colour books that your child is reading in school. 

We teach daily phonics in EYFS and KS1 using the RWI programme. For more information see the RWI page. 

Reading for pleasure

Instilling a love of reading is a really important aim of our reading curriculum, so children do get opportunities throughout the week to read for pleasure and share a wide variety of stories.

Have a look at this wonderful selection of books for some ideas of stories to share at home. 

Reception

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/100-best-picture-books-to-read-before-you-are-5-years-old/

Year 1

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-1-pupils-ks1-age-5-6/

Year 2

https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/reading-lists-for-ks1-school-pupils/suggested-reading-list-year-2-pupils-ks1-age-6-7/

Reading Eggs

 

 

 

 

 

Our children have access to Reading Eggs. Login information will be put in your child's Reading Record.

After logging on for the first time your child will undertake a 'placement test' to find out the appropriate level of reading. 

After every five or so lessons each child earns enough golden eggs to go to the Reading Eggs Arcade. Here they can choose a game to play. As children work through their reading lessons, they are concentrating, working hard and achieving as they learn many new reading skills. We want children to know that we realise that they are working hard in their learning. They deserve a reward for their efforts and sometimes they simply want to play. That’s what these games are for – a fun way to say well done!

When enough eggs have been collected they may ultimately exchange them for items for a virtual home. The trial group of children were very enthusiastic about the games and could not wait to reach the next stage so hopefully your child will feel the same.  

After completing various games a child will be able to read a selection of online books and answer comprehension questions that will develop their understanding of a range of different books. 

Requirements for accessing Reading Eggs on Android devices:

Reading Eggs can now be accessed on your Android device! Simply log in to your account at app.readingeggs.com/login using Google Chrome version 29.0 or later.

  • If you haven’t already, you can download the latest version of Google Chrome from the Google Play Store today:

Supported on Samsung Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Tab 3, Nexus 7 and 10 with Operating System 4.1, Jelly Bean or later

  • Must have Google Play to download Google Chrome
  • Wireless internet connection whilst accessing the programme
  • An active trial or subscription of Reading Eggs
  • Not supported on Dell Venue 7, Kindle Fire and Tesco Hudl Tablets

For iPad users you can download the ‘Reading Eggs Student’ app in iTunes

Your child will have been given an individual login by their class teacher.

Useful reading websites

 

 

Audible

Website: https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: all children’s audiobooks are available for free while schools are closed.

Registration: not required

Authorfy

Website: https://authorfy.com

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: access to masterclasses on texts from a range of authors, including videos from the authors and activities linked to novels.

Registration: is required

Book Trust

Website: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/

The Children’s Poetry Archive

Website: https://childrens.poetryarchive.org/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: an archive of spoken poetry recordings. Children can listen to poems read out loud.

Registration: not required

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, including fiction and non-fiction. Family activities are included in the ‘Home Time’ section.

Registration: not required

Love Reading 4 Kids

Website: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/

Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2

Description: a site with recommended booklists, categorised by age range and topic, covering fiction and non-fiction.

Registration: not required