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It is so important that all children read as often as possible. Individual letters have been sent home saying what level your child is currently reading at and how to access books on Oxford Owl (User name - gladstone 1&2  Password Gladstone 1&2!)


We are now able to send reading books home! However, due to Covid-19 guidance, we can only send books home once a week home (anything sent into school need to be left untouched for 72 hours). Please bring in book bags on THURSDAY and new books will be sent home on MONDAY.  In addition to this please continue to access books on Oxford Owl. 


Make sure you spend time talking about what you have read and asking plenty of questions to make sure your child is understanding what they have read.


Before reading...

What is the title/name of the book?

What do you think the book will be about? etc


During reading...

What happened on that page?

What do you think will happen next?

Why did that happen?

Why did ......... do that?

Do you think that was a good thing to do?

What would you do if that happened to you? etc


After reading...

Who was in the story?

What was the story about?

What happened in the beginning / middle / end?

What did you like about the book? etc



High Frequency Words (HFW)


Please help your child learn the HFW sent home. These are words that we use all the time in our reading so learning to speedy read them will hugely improve the fluency of reading. It may only be one or two words in the set that they find tricky but only when they can read all of them with confidence will a new set be sent home. Just a few minutes every day will really help. Have a look at some fun ways you could try at home...

Tricky Words and Sight Words Song

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As your child now recognises many letter, writing letters with the correct formation is really important. Making sure the letters start and finish in the right places will ensure that your child can progress onto cursive (joined) writing as they get older.


In the Autumn term we are focusing on the curly letters - c a d o g q. (e s f)




Handwriting for kids. Write Lowercase Letters c, a, d, o, g, q

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