Little Elms begin their reading journey

Elmhurst School for Boys

10th May 2019 | Early Years

Little Elms begin their reading journey

This term, we have started the Little Elms on their reading journey. Reading is a skill like any other that needs practise and time. We have laid down a good foundation with our weekly phonics sessions on Tuesdays and Fridays. The boys are now ready for that big next step.

To begin with, we will have weekly reading sessions in class and the boys will keep their reading book for that whole week. We are keen that reading is not seen as a task. We would like reading to be exciting and fun, hence the weekly sessions to start. As the boys build up their reading stamina, the number of reading sessions we have in school may increase. We will look at the individual child and assess accordingly.

The most important thing is to keep the reading sessions your son does at school and at home, enjoyable. He will be reading for the rest of his life and having a positive beginning will make all the difference in his future.

You can find some practical reading tips here

Remember, keep reading fun. If your son doesn't want to read, don't push it. Ask him to choose a book for you to read and be a reading role model.

- Mrs Skinner

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