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Phonics and Reading

Did you know that kids read more when we

Turn On The Subtitles?

We wanted to let you know how this brilliantly simple, free, small change to children’s existing TV viewing habits can drastically improve their reading skills. Click here to hear Stephen Fry explain the benefits of turning on the subtitles in more detail. 

How to share a book with your child:

  • Take turns to make plans and predictions before reading: 

‘I wonder if… what do you think?’

‘You think… Oh, I thought…’ 

  • Recap to check ideas and understanding as your child is reading: 

‘So, you think that…’

‘Did you expect…to happen?’

‘Why do you think that happened?’

  • Use encouragement and praise to keep children engaged in reading: 

‘What brilliant ideas…let’s see what happens.’

‘You thought so carefully about... What might happen now?’

  • Share prior knowledge and past experiences that link to what is being read: 

‘Have you learnt about…at school?’

‘Do you remember when we watched…and found out about…’

  • Tune-in and listen to your child – be curious about their interests: 

‘I didn’t know you knew so much about…’

‘I love reading stories about...with you.’

Click here to print your very own mat to help your child select the correct grapheme for the phonemes that they can hear.

FLASHCARDS are a great way to reinforce taught graphemes and phonemes. Click here to print your very own set.

Parents' Guide to Early Reading

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Watch this video; it is packed with hints and tips to help you support your child as they learn to read

Collins eBooks: Use this parent guide to see how you can use our digital library to access books and support your child with their home reading

Parent's Guide to Phonics

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Miss Malik discusses our approach to Phonics and offers hints and tips so that you can support your child at home

Phonics: How to pronounce pure sounds | Oxford Owl

Learn how to pronounce all 44 phonics sounds, or phonemes, used in the English language with these helpful examples from Suzy Ditchburn and her daughter.Find...

Help your child to write each letter accurately

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