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Reading is at the core of our curriculum at Newcroft. Being able to read unlocks the curriculum and the world beyond school for our children, and we firmly believe working together in partnership with parents is fundamental to developing children's reading ability and enjoyment for reading.
Reading is divided into 2 key areas; word recognition (the ability to read words fluently) and word comprehension (understanding of the words that are read in isolation or in context). Both of these elements are what we teach at Newcroft. Find out more about how we teach reading and early reading and Phonics here.
Listening to your child read and reading to them is extremely important, as is asking high quality questions about what they are reading, as this is where their understanding is developed. As children get older, towards the end of their primary stage, many read to themselves but it is just as important to hear them read or to hear an adult read/
You will find key questions, appropriate to your child's age, in the front of their home school diary. Do use these to support you in asking high quality questions, which can be challenging on the spot, with a text you have never read before you sit down to read!
In the Dandelion books, you will notice that they discuss the target phoneme with your child. This is explained in the ‘How to use’ page at the start of every book. This tells you what phoneme your child is learning and the tricky words your child will need to be able to read to decode the book. Practice reading these words before you start. It also gives you a list of vocabulary that you can discuss with your child. Each book in the Dandelion series also includes a game and sometimes questions for discussion. This helps to practice and consolidate the learning in a fun way.
Diane Lane, Business Director
Newcroft Primary Academy