Your child will start to bring home books to share with you at home early in the Autumn term. They will also have a reading record book. Please sign this every time you read with your child (four times weekly minimum). New books will be sent home when the children have read with a teacher. Please send them to school every day to give the teachers chance to read with each child. If you have any questions please speak to Mr. Grimshaw or Miss Galvin.
At St. Matthews we use the Oxford Reading Tree to teach reading and phonics. The books have six main characters: Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog. You children will become very familiar with these characters and you also probably will to. A great resource we have access to is the Oxford Owl, this is a website where children can view some of the books they will be reading in an electronic format. It also has an audio book feature and activities linking to the book.
The link to the website is bellow.
To access the books go to the website and click 'Class Login'
The Username is: robins2020 and the Password is: robins.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to see Mr Grimshaw or Miss Galvin
Thank You and Happy Reading.