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Here are some ideas to help your child with their reading at home:



  • Hear your child read a minimum of x3 a week. You don’t have to read a whole book. A page or two ( or even sentence or two!) is fine. Little and often is best.  A snuggly ‘den’ may help a reluctant reader!


  • Check out our diagraphs below. When children are reading help them to ‘spot’ diagraphs/trigraphs in words. This can also be done with words in the world around them.

summary-of-sounds-taught-in-ks1-for-parents.pdf ( (Set 3 sounds are for Year 1 children)


  • If you are unsure on how to pronounce the sounds, you can watch this video:

Parent video: How to say the sounds - YouTube


  • A list of ‘red words’ ( or non decodable words) can be found here:

red-words-to-learn-over-half-term.pdf ( Help your child to recognise these words in books and the environment around them.


  • Continue to read a variety of stories to your child, asking questions about the story and the characters.