K1 parents joined their children in the classroom this week, to take part in a phonic workshop.

Head of Kindergarten, and form tutor, Mrs Victoria Grant, welcomed K1 families to sit-in on her regular morning phonics sessions, to strengthen the five to six-year-olds blending and decoding skills.

During the interactive lessons, children practice familiar words and read together, before sounding-out new letter formations and words together.

Mrs Grant invited parents to the workshops to give them an insight into how the children learn phonetically and provide strategies to help improve their reading at home.

Parents Dr Samira Masoud and Mrs Rajdeep Chattha, who both have sons in the year group, attended the class today and were impressed with Mrs Grant’s compelling teaching methods and warmth and the children’s enthusiasm and willingness to learn.  The mums left feeling inspired and confident in their abilities to continue helping their children to read – and their overall impression was that they ‘didn’t realise learning could be so much fun!’

Gad’s follows Read Write Inc. Phonics, which teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension.  They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.

Children read books in and out of class as part of the school’s partnership with Accelerated Reader Programme, where regular feedback is used to motivate them to make progress with their reading skills.


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