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How to Help Your Child Learn to Read​

This is probably one of the most important skills that a child will learn. It is not only a source of pleasure in itself, but also a primary means of obtaining information. Parents are encouraged to help their children by listening to them read and discussing the texts that are read. All pupils engaged in Guided Reading sessions which exposes them to more challenging reading material in order for them to progress with fluency, comprehension and independent reading skills. Our children are given opportunities during the school day for quiet reading and to listen to others read e.g. paired reading or reading from adults. Children are also encouraged to take books home.  Lilleshall Primary School reading is taught through a systematic synthetic phonics approach based on letters and sounds. 

At Key Stage 1 we use a range of reading schemes to meet the needs of our pupils and provide engaging texts to develop a love of learning.  These include Big Cats by Collins, Bug Club by Pearsons, BBC Active, Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star. 


It was lovely to see so many parents attend our reading open evening and see the children participate in a guided reading session. We are going to be promoting reading for pleasure across school in the coming months and hope that parents will enjoy reading with their children