English home learning in years 3-6 involves the completion of reading domain tasks linked to borrowed books from the Islington Reading Roadmap scheme.
Children in Key Stage one (and children in Years 3-6 who have not yet progressed on to the the Islington Roadmap scheme) take banded books home, matched to their reading proficiency levels. If your child has a banded book, it is vital that you provide support by listening to them read daily and making comments about how they engaged with the book. Comments should be recorded in their blue or green reading record book. Information on the book bands can be found here. Each book band has a set of specific reading targets and teaching points which can also support you . Targets for each book band can also be found below.
When children begin reading in EYFS, the Read Write Inc scheme is used to introduce letters, sounds and words. Once children can read the first set of green (decodable) words and red (tricky) words, they progress on to reading Ditties. The Ditties are short, phonically decodable passages based on the letter sounds learned in Speed Sounds Set 1. Examples of Ditties are below. For more information on Read Write Inc and Phonics, please click here.