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Letters and Sounds

 At Moorlands Primary School children will secure automatic decoding skills and progress from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’ for purpose and pleasure. The ultimate goal of learning to read is to develop comprehension and nurture a life long love of reading.

 

We use the 'Letters and Sounds' phonic programme which provides a systematic and rigorous approach to the teaching of early reading. 

 

To support with the development of early reading, children have the opportunity to take home two books: a book that they can read independently and a book that they can share with an adult and read together.

 

Book 1: A book for me to read

Big Cat Fully Decodable books matches the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonic programme we teach in school. This means that your child should be able to read this book to you as they have been taught the sounds in school in  order to decode all of the words in the book. They will also have been taught the tricky words in that phase. These books are labelled with this sticker:

 

Moorlands Primary School

A book for me to read to you

 

 

Book 2: A book for us to share and read together

These books are for you to read and share together. These books are not fully decodable so your child will find some of the words in the book challenging. The idea of this book is you read it together and talk about the book. If it is a story: you can talk about the characters, the settings and what happened in the story. If it is an information book you can talk about the new facts that they have learnt.

 

Moorlands Primary School

A book for us to read and share together

Year 6 English

Handwriting - Kinetic Letters

 

From December 2019, Moorlands will be launching Kinetic Letters which supports the physical strengthening of the body as well as pencil grip and speed and stamina of writing.

Kinetic Letters - Parent information

Kinetic Letters Animal Positions - building strength

Key Stage 2 Library

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