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October 2020: Dear Parents

Usually at this time of year we would be getting together to discuss how to support your child at home with becoming a confident and passionate reader. Please find here a link to a presentation on how you can support this at home.

At Meadow Vale Primary School, we use Letters and Sounds and Oxford Reading Tree to support and develop your child's reading. The teaching of phonics is new to many parents and is not how many of us learnt to read at school. It can be challenging to understand at first but is important to get right. Please do ask your child’s teacher or myself if you are unsure or have any questions.

I cannot emphasise how important what you do at home is on your child’s education and future and how vital it is that we work as a team to support your child to achieve their full potential.

It is a 15-minute short video that will give you a very brief insight into reading at Meadow Vale Primary School. Please do find the time to watch it. If you are unable to access it then please do let us know.

Link to video – A guide to reading at Meadow Vale Primary School

There are some useful links in the video that may not be able to be accessed now I have recorded over the top so please find them below.

How to say the phonetic sounds correctly

A video of the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check

Useful phonics games and websites


Thank you for your time and do let us know if there is anything further we can do to support your child’s reading at home.

Rebecca Reading

English Standards Leader