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Daily Reading Guidance

Please ensure your child reads for at least 10 minutes per day. This should cover fiction, non-fiction books and poems.


Try one of the Read and Respond tasks for Guided Reading, a different one each day.


Record books, progress and discussions using your reading journal or separately. All activities can be independent, supported by an adult or both.

Read and respond tasks - please choose one each day

For your information 

Children’s primary strategy when learning to read should be decoding.  They need to know the names and sounds of letters and learn the GPCs – grapheme phoneme correspondences - (see Letters and Sounds Phase 2, 3, and 5) and read the Tricky Words.

I can read all the Phase 2 graphemes and say the phoneme:

s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

I can read all the Phase 3 graphemes and say the phoneme:

j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er.


I can read all the Phase 5 graphemes and say the phoneme:

ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. 

Tricky Words

Phase 2: the, to, I, no, go, into, and

Phase 3: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her

Phase 4: said, have, like, so, do, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out, what

Phase 5: oh, their, people, Mr. Mrs. looked, called, asked, could


Children should become quicker at recognising graphemes of more than one letter in words and at blending the phonemes they represent, ultimately automatically and fluently reading all words. 


Of course, reading is much more than decoding.  To be successful readers children need to understand what they read, develop their comprehension skills, inference and deduction skills.  Please talk to your child about their reading, for example:

  • What do you think might happen?  Why?
  • What are the main events?
  • Where does the story take place?  What’s it like there?
  • How are stories like your own experiences?
  • Does the story remind you of other stories or characters?
  • What do you like / dislike about the story?
  • Is there anything you don’t understand?
  • How do you think the character feels?  What’s the evidence for your opinions? 


We want children to love reading.  Please read with your child as much as you can.