Little Elms are ready for their next adventure

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24th May 2018 | Little Elms Blog

Little Elms are ready for their next adventure

After our Half Term holidays, the Little Elms are going to begin their journey to the next stage of their education. Our topic for the second half of term will be 'adventure'. We will be using our imaginations to explore lots of adventures, but will be finishing with the most exciting adventure of all - reading.

In support of preparing the boys for Reception, we will begin to send home some books for your son to ‘read’ to you. Unlike the books we have been sending home all year to inspire the boys love of books, these books will not have words, except the title. The idea is to inspire the boys to enjoy special reading time at home with an adult. We will send a new book home on Monday, Wednesday and Friday with a reading record book. Please record comments and share them with your son.

Some other ways to help your child with reading are:

1.Playing games like I spy, finding words that begin with a phonic they may be focusing on

2. Ask questions about the story as you read to them, siuch as "What is the story about?" and "What do you think will happen next?"

3. Make it fun and enjoy reading together

4. Be seen reading yourself

5. Get out! Go to a library 

6. Make space! Have a special place or a certain time you read together

We hope you enjoy this reading adventure together!

- Mrs Skinner

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