How to help your child at home

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How to help your child at home

READ, READ, READ! Always listen to your child read regularly and allow them to read independently. Make use of the library and charity shops for books. 

Reception

  • Write them down on strips of paper as a flashcard. Learn around 5 words at a time.
  • Put them on the fridge or somewhere where your child can see them regularly, keep asking them to tell you what the word says.
  • Praise your child and really exaggerate. ‘Well done! You are so clever! Wow – you’re amazing! I can’t believe you can read them!
  • Play devils advocate – ‘I bet you can’t read all these words’
  • Show family and friends as this is extra practise for them. Take the words to the grandparents, Aunts house etc.
  • Purchase some cheap stickers.

Red Words

Year 1

  • Write them down on strips of paper as a flashcard. Learn around 5 words at a time.
  • Put them on the fridge or somewhere where your child can see them regularly, keep asking them to tell you what the word says.
  • Praise your child and really exaggerate. ‘Well done! You are so clever! Wow – you’re amazing! I can’t believe you can read them!
  • Play devils advocate – ‘I bet you can’t read all these words’
  • Show family and friends as this is extra practise for them. Take the words to the grandparents, Aunts house etc.
  • Purchase some cheap stickers.

Year 1 Cew
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Year 2

  • Write them down on strips of paper as a flashcard. Learn around 5 words at a time.
  • Put them on the fridge or somewhere where your child can see them regularly, keep asking them to tell you what the word says.
  • Praise your child and really exaggerate. ‘Well done! You are so clever! Wow – you’re amazing! I can’t believe you can read them!
  • Play devils advocate – ‘I bet you can’t read all these words’
  • Show family and friends as this is extra practise for them. Take the words to the grandparents, Aunts house etc.
  • Purchase some cheap stickers.

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Year 3 & 4

  • Write them down on strips of paper as a flashcard. Learn around 5 words at a time.
  • Put them on the fridge or somewhere where your child can see them regularly, keep asking them to tell you what the word says.
  • Praise your child and really exaggerate. ‘Well done! You are so clever! Wow – you’re amazing! I can’t believe you can read them!
  • Play devils advocate – ‘I bet you can’t read all these words’
  • Show family and friends as this is extra practise for them. Take the words to the grandparents, Aunts house etc.
  • Purchase some cheap stickers.

Year3 & 4