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Decodable books

'I can read' books

It is important that whilst children are learning to read, they read books that match their phonic knowledge. The Oxford University Press decodable readers support Essential Letters and Sounds. These books have been carefully matched to every aspect of the programme and to the sounds that your child is learning in school.

These books are intended to be used during the Review lesson on Day 5 of each week and as home readers. They are also recommended for use in other reading sessions to give children plenty of opportunities to develop their phonic knowledge and reading fluency. Children keep the books for one week and need to aim to re-read them at least four times in this period. Re-reading ensures that children develop their reading skills and fluency. This, in turn, supports their learning in school; as children become more fluent at reading, they are able to focus on their new learning.

The children's reading books will be matched to the phase of phonics that they are currently learning.

'Read with me' books

Reading for pleasure and listening to stories is also a vital part of developing a love of reading. Therefore alongside your child's 'I can read' decodable books, you child will choose a 'read with me' book to take home and enjoy. This book can be shared with your child and read to you child for pure enjoyment to instil that love of reading.