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Phonics and reading, Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Activities to support your child's reading and phonics development can be found on this page.

When your child is practising their phonics skills and using phonics to read words in books, it is really important that the sounds are pronounced correctly. The video at the bottom of this page will model this for you.


You can also find information regarding the book band that your child is reading by following this link https://www.leamingtonhastings.covmat.org/reading/. Each child develops at their own rate, but we would typically expect each year group to read the following book banded books by the end of the academic year, taking into account the skills listed on the documents.

Reception - Yellow level

Year 1 - Turquoise level

Year 2 - Gold or White level


It is really important that children are read to, as well as hearing the children read themselves, so please keep reading your child stories. Also remember that your child can also read real books, leaflets, comics, recipe books and many other things. They do not have to limit their reading to school books only and all this other reading can also be put into their reading diaries.


There is also useful information for parents regarding children's reading on these pages : https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLuGr6z2H2KNF7MEwygRFBMgNzEGknAhGr     Happy reading! 

These websites have games and videos that are suitable for all our year groups in school:
These pages have reading and phonics activities, games and videos for specific year groups:
There are also lots of websites where you can listen to stories read aloud:

A video showing you how to pronounce the phonics sounds correctly

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