Your child has begun their reading journey – keep them reading during school closures.
Listen to your child read to you every day
We will endeavor to publish below, word lists and useful links to help support you and your child’s reading at home.
Start at set 1. Point to and ask your child to read each sound. For help on how to produce the sounds see the video above. Introduce new sounds one at a time. Read all known sounds daily.
Speedy Green Words
Establish the colour group that your child is working in. Ask your child which teacher taught them for phonics / Read, Write, Inc.
FS2 Mrs Swift – Ditty
FS2 Mrs Thorpe – Red Ditty
FS2 Mrs Higgins – Green
Mrs Senior – Pink
Mrs Constantinou (Mrs C) – Orange
Mrs McGarry/Mrs Doane – Green
Mrs Mills – Grey
Choose from the colour coded online support below to work at home.
Partner practice Speedy Green words with your child. Partner 1 points to the word and partner 2 reads. Then, swap over- partner 2 points and partner 1 reads. If your child struggles ask them to ‘Special friends, Fred Talk, Read the Word.’ Fred Talking involves looking for ‘special friends’ e.g. sh, th, oo, air, etc. (two or three letters that make one sound.) Then ‘Fred Talk’ sounding out the phonemes (sounds) in the word. Finally, ‘Read the word’ .Read the same sheet of words every day until all the words can be read at speed (no Fred talking). When your child is able to do this, introduce the next sheet. For further support look at the Phonics and Early Reading section under the Learning tab at the top of the page.