Reading & Writing At Home

Please support your child to read daily and keep a record of their reading their reading journal . The reading journals are checked weekly.

Even if your child is a fluent reader, please read with him/her as often as possible and discuss what he/she is reading. This will help to develop comprehension and reasoning skills as well as enjoyment. Please click here for a list of questions to aid you when reading with your child.

Our Handwriting Policy may help you in supporting your child develop a cursive script, whilst our Practising Spellings at Home document provides some useful tips on ways in which you can help your child with spellings at home.

Our Standards for Literacy outline end-of-year expectations for each year group.

English Resources

If you would like to encourage your child to do some extra reading at home suggest the have a look in our book corner for some inspiration as to what book they could read next.

The book corner is filled with reccomended reading lists for all age groups.

: http://www.gordonbrock.lewisham.sch.uk/book-corner/


If your child is in Reception to Year 2 why not join Oxford Owl.  It is packed with expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can help your child with reading.  You can even download free e-books.  Create a free account via the join us link from the Oxford Owl homepage.

: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/


Keep your children's phonics and reading on track with Letter and Sounds phonic lessons designed and delivered by experts. 12 Weeks of lessons are available each term suitable for children in Reception & Year 1.

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