At Hurdsfield, we aim to ensure that all of our children become fluent, confident and engaged readers starting from the first day they arrive in school. Your role as parents and carers is of paramount importance in this process and reading to your child regularly will develop their love of books and also support them to understand the conventions of effective reading.
10 things to think about when you read to your child
We teach our children the pure sounds every letter and group of letters make in the English language as soon as they enter school. By teaching these sounds in a systematic and comprehensive way enable our children to recognise sounds, read words and become fluent and confident readers. Below is a video that explains the importance of teaching 'pure sounds'. Please watch the video below.
To help our children to recognise and say the sounds within words, they will be introduced to Fred and the concept of 'Fred talk'. Below are some games you can play with your child so children can 'tune in' to sounds.
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