How you can help your child
Read Write Inc. How to support your child with their reading.
In year 1 we use the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme to help your child to read. It is expected that at the end of year 1 your child will be able to:
- Read storybooks and non-fiction books closely matched to their developing phonic knowledge
- Take home Phonics storybooks to share
- Read with fluency and expression
- Learn to spell using known sounds
- Write confidently by practising what they want to write out loud first
- Work well with a partner.
For an example of how to support your child in this, please see the link at the bottom of the page or alternatively click on this link for further parent support.
When reading at home, it is important that you are questioning your child on what he or she has read. This will support their understanding and is also great practise of comprehension skills.
Questions you might ask:
What type of book is this? (story or information?)
Have we read a book like this before?
What other story is it like?
What do you think it will be about?
Where is the story set?
When was the story set? (a long time ago or not so long ago?)
What time of year is it?
What other stories have a similar setting?
Who are the characters?
Who is the main character?
Were there any characters that you did not like? why?
What does the character look like? which words tell you this?
What do you think might happen next?
what are the main events in the story?
what was your favourite/most exciting/saddest part?
What did you learn from this story?
Would you recommend this story to someone else? who? why?