The children in Reception have been making super progress with their reading. In our daily phonics lessons, we have looked at all the phoneme and diagraph sounds.
As adults, we can forget how difficult it is to go from discreet sounding out of letters to blending them together to form words. We have looked at lots of high frequency words and some tricky (‘naughty’) words like ‘was’ and ‘said’ that cannot be sounded out using our phonetical knowledge. All this learning has come together to enable the children to read their own books.
We celebrated this achievement recently when we visited Smithy Court in Marple, a Residential Home for the retired. The residents enjoyed reading with the children and were very impressed with the standard of reading and the achievements of the children. We met some very friendly people there, and hope to visit again soon.
See some photos from the Residential Home visit here.