Brentry Primary School

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Phonics and Reading


In Potter Class, we teach reading and writing using 'Twinkl Phonics' Reading scheme. This runs throughout the whole school, from Reception to Year 6.


The sounds that the children have learnt in class will be sent home every Friday. This will include the sounds actions and how to write the letter using the correct formation. 


Please read with your child at least 4x per week to help them practise their new skills. 


In class we have a Reading Reward chart. Each time a child reads 6 times at home their car (their name) moves along the track. They will get a reading sticker in their book so you know this has happened. When they reach certain points they receive a certificate. This is a whole school reading initiative. Please write in their reading record to record if you have read with your child and to feed back on their progress.



PHONICS MEETING- 5.00pm Monday 9th October 



Below are some suggestions of what you can do at home: 


  • Reading your child a bedtime story - look for their new sounds in the book
  • Are any of your new sounds in your name? 
  • Practising reading skills - phonics book, phonics game, word cards (at least x4 per week) 
  • Practise reading and writing your child's name. 
  • Play listening games e.g. What animal makes this noise? Eye Spy, Can you see the colour .....