- RS with Mrs G Smith
- RB with Miss C Buxton
- RH with Mrs S Hunter
Our Teaching Assistants:
Miss Rebecca Corlett, Miss Fehmina Dassu, Miss Hannah Shaw
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Reading & Library
In the Autumn term, your child will bring home a wordless book for you to share together, this is to encourage your child to talk about the pictures and to begin to develop skills in telling a story using different vocabulary and story telling language. Over the term your child will gradually be introduced to books with words in, these books are closely matched to your child's phonic knowledge and provides opportunities for your child to apply the phonic skills they have learnt in school.
In school your child will take part in Guided Reading sessions, during these sessions your child will focus on applying phonics skills, developing book talk, reading with expression and beginning to develop comprehension skills. Our guided reading sessions take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Once all three reading sessions have taken place your child will bring home their new reading book to share with you.
At home please share this book with your child, listen to your child read, encouraging them to use their phonics, talk about the story and pictures, spot familiar words in the text and enjoy reading together. Please write in the yellow diary to show that you have read with your child at home.
Please make sure that your child brings their reading book and diary to school every Monday in their purple bag. This is so a new reading book can be given to your child in preparation for their next 3 guided reading sessions, ready for the cycle to start again.
In addition to their reading book your child will also bring home a library book, this book is intended to be a 'reading for pleasure' book, therefore your child will not necessarily have the phonic skills to read these books independently. Please enjoy sharing these books with your child, talking about the story, their favourite part, etc.
At Trinity, we follow the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds programme. This programme is a thorough and structured approach to phonics and early reading.
Phonics is taught daily for all children and during each session, your child will learn a new sound, be encouraged to read and spell words containing this sound as well as sounds that they have previously learnt. Your child will receive a weekly phonics letter informing you of the sounds learnt in school that week, words to read using those sounds and which tricky words we have learnt.
If you need further information, please speak to a member of the Reception team.
Please ensure that your child’s PE kit is FULLY LABELLED with their FULL NAME, in a bag labelled with their FULL NAME and CLASS. Earrings should be removed or covered with surgical tape for all PE lessons.
Class RS (Mrs Smith's class) - Thursday or Friday
Class RB (Miss Buxton's class) - Thursday or Friday
Class RH (Mrs Hunter's class) - Thursday or Friday