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Reading with your child

Helping your child with reading:

At Icknield we teach reading using phonics.  From Reception onwards, children learn the sounds that each letter of the alphabet makes.  We call these sounds phonemes. They also learn that some phonemes are represented by more than one letter, such as "ch" in "chin" or "igh" in "night".  We teach the children how to blend these sounds together in order to read words.  Click on the link below and scroll down to "Say the sounds" to hear each of the phonemes your child is learning in school:




It is also important that your child is understanding what they are reading.   To help with this, we have provided the following document, "Reading with your child".  This contains some simple questions that you could ask your child when you are reading with them at home.

Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

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