English home learning in years 3-6 involves the completion of reading domain tasks linked to borrowed books from the Islington Reading Roadmap. This is done in a reading journal which each child in Key Stage 2 gets at the start of the year. Some children will continue with their same reading journal into the following year.
Children in Key Stage one as well as some children in Key Stage 2 take banded books home, matched to their reading proficiency levels. Regular benchmarking assessments that take place periodically at school, then evaluate the children's readiness for the next book band level.
It is vital that you provide support by listening to them read daily as well as making a written comment 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 your child. These can 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.