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Milner Road, Brighton, East Sussex BN2 4BP

01273 291188

Coombe Road Primary School

Broadening Horizons, Raising Aspirations

EYFS Guidance

Reading at home and school at Coombe Road.

Here are a few tips to help you understand our school systems and to get the most out of reading at home with your child: 

  • Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school every day.
  • Please make sure it contains their pink card and reading book.
  • I will hear the children read in a guided reading session once a week.
  • Their card will be stamped and comments made.
  • An adult (sometimes myself) will hear them read individually at least once a week. Comments will be made and their book changed.
  • In order to make good reading progress you must hear your child read their books daily (or at least three times a week).
  • When you hear them read please make a comment however brief. We will then change their book.
  • In the early stages children will memorise the story. That is fine. They will gradually learn to use picture cues, context, phonic knowledge and sight vocabulary.
  • The most important thing at this stage is to enjoy sharing books together and to do so regularly.
  • Children are still encouraged to borrow a book from our class library for you to read to them.
  • When they are confident on Pink books they will progress to Red books and then Yellow books.
  • I will date the targets they achieve on the front of the card. This needs to be done three times to achieve it.
  • On the back of the card are the Phase Two tricky words. Please help your child to learn to read these. This is a target on the front of the card.
  • I cannot emphasis enough how important it is that you help your child at home with reading. Please make time for this whenever you can.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.

Pam Hardman.