At Carlyle Infant and Nursery Academy, we are committed to ensuring all children across both key stages are supported in the development of their reading in order to foster a successful future. Those who read, also succeed.

Reading is a vital skill, as it governs a significant amount of the world around us. Without an ability to read well, an individual can find themselves at a substantial disadvantage in becoming an effective member of the global community, restricting employment opportunities, self-worth and independence.

It is vital that, working in partnership with each other, parents, carers and staff of the children at Carlyle are provided with opportunities to develop all reading skills (from early phonics development to reading for a purpose).

You can help your child at home by reading a wide range of texts together and by using the local library, online resources and texts you have at home. These could include: story books, factual books, magazines, newspapers, texts online, leaflets, letters, cooking recipes and any other pieces of text you have available at home.

Early Reading

As your child starts to understand letter sounds better, they will be taught to blend these sounds from left to right in order to read simple words. 

When this skill is in place, your child will be given a reading book containing words which can be sounded out. You can help at home by running your finger under each sound in turn to encourage this blending and then sweep under from left to right as your child says the word.

Now is the time to enjoy your child’s steps to success, but don’t forget to keep talking about the story and have fun sharing the book together!

Moving On - Reading for Understanding

In Key Stage One, children continue to progress through the Oxford reading Tree colour book bands as directed by the teacher along with their phonetically decodabe book.

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

Shared reading is a great way to develop children’s language and communication and to boost their reading skills. Regular reading routines can offer lots of opportunities for learning during school closures.

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Carlyle Infant and Nursery Academy

Carlisle Avenue, Littleover, Derby DE23 3ES

Catherine Hitchcock

01332 760369