A great idea to help children read more...........Turn On The Subtitles.
We wanted to let you know how this brilliantly simple, free, small change to children’s existing TV viewing habits can drastically improve their reading skills. Here is Stephen Fry to explain the benefits of turning on the subtitles in more detail. www.turnonthesubtitles.org/parents
Just a reminder that turning on the subtitles while children are watching TV can greatly improve their reading skills.
A quick and simple way to make TV time, reading time. #TurnOnTheSubtitles
We believe that reading is central to a child’s understanding of the school curriculum and is of vital importance in life. Fluent readers can access a full range of life experiences and can enjoy a breadth of genres and writers.
At Rhiwbeina Primary School, we aim to develop a love and appreciation of reading which will stay with children for life. We achieve this by using a wide range of strategies and resources that are inclusive for all.
Children in the Foundation Phase begin their reading journey through learning phonics. Please click below to view an introduction to the 'Letters and Sounds' phonic scheme:
Our Early Years pages also list a range of recommended websites to develop children's early Literacy skills:
As children develop, individual reading and Guided Group Reading sessions continue to develop and refine wider reading skills such as fluency, comprehension, inference and deduction.
If you wish to help at home, please click below to the view our Helping at Home leaflet, Oxford Owl parent user guide and list of High Frequency Words.
Another fabulous resource is the Virtual School Library - set up by Oak National Academy. Please see their information below and a link to their website:
Welcome to the Virtual School Library, brought you by Oak National Academy in partnership with the National Literacy Trust.
Every week a popular children's author or illustrator will provide you with free books, exclusive videos and their top three recommended reads.
Having access to a school library is really important for children. School libraries nurture a love of reading that can enrich children’s literacy skills, academic achievements and mental wellbeing.
Our Virtual School Library will complement existing school libraries and will ensure that children have access to the magical world of stories all year round, whether they are learning at school or at home.
We’ve worked with brilliant publishers and inspiring authors and illustrators to ensure that the books and activities in our Virtual School Library will support children’s wellbeing through reading.