Reception Reading

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My DTDs are in reception class and turned 5 in March. Both of them started school knowing some letter sounds and have now mastered these and can read all of the 45 words they should know by the end of the year. Both were slow to pick up on blending but DD1 has made some progress while DD2 is struggling to put the words together.

The teacher wants to speak with me and DP as she is concerned about progress. She mentioned this last term and she thought that if DD2 didn't make some progress then she would be referring her for an assessment.

Today she brought home another reading book as she could read the previous one and the book is one that her sister had last week.

The book is ORT Stage 1+ Book Band 1 Pink Letters and Sounds Phase 2. Both DTDs are reading books in the same group so I am confused as to why one would need a special needs assessment.

Can any teachers give me some advice please.

She has read three rainbow fairies in order (was given box set) and seems bored already thankfully.

So she is dipping in and out of bookshelves if it has a pink cover, she looks at it but currently looking at them suspiciously. Hence me wanting to encourage.

Tonight she read me a Dr Seuss ABC I think, full of made up words which was good as straight after I got her to read the phonics test words from last year grin and she got the strom one wrong, said storm. But all others right!

I will see if our library have any mermaid books to try, thanks for the suggestions

I have non fiction isshoos too.

I have tempted her with Milly Molly but only have large book, think it's a bit heavy. She loved the AA series about the Gaskitt, devoured the lot. But hates HH and RD.

Trouble with a lot of books on the shelf is they were mine and the font 30 years ago was much smaller, and she freaks out at it.

Must try Winnie again, we did picture books a while ago and the chapter books were a step too far. And Naughty little Sister. And Ramona. And Mrs Pepperpot. Oh and Ameila Jane
See you've inspired me already

simpson Tue 07-May-13 21:24:27

DD also likes the Happy Families books (Mr Creep the Crook etc) which our local library have.

Peri - I was amazed!! grin

simpson Tue 07-May-13 21:25:55

DD also got a really old book from school a few months ago which I then found others in the same series in the library...Amelia Bodelia.

simpson Tue 07-May-13 21:27:13

Oh and the seriously silly stories (Little Red Riding Wolf etc) are very good, although DD has not read any yet.

Periwinkle007 Tue 07-May-13 21:39:48

the Winnie chapter books are by a different author so they are a bit different and the humour in them in places is a bit harder for a 5 year old perhaps but my daughter likes them. I agree about the smaller font from old books. I remember liking Gobbolino the Witches Cat but when I looked at my copy I was shocked at the font size!

Worst Witch? erm Dick King Smith? I remember Ramona, used to love them but I think I was a bit older before I discovered them. Magic Faraway Tree? Naughtiest girl in the school? I used to like Mrs Pepperpot but my daughter got bored. She likes Mr Benn.

we got sets of disney fairies early readers and disney princess early readers from TK Maxx. colour pictures in them and obviously familiar characters which helps with the interest level. what else? erm Magic Molly? we haven't read them. Princess Poppy now have some chapter books too, others I can think of Tilly Tiptoes, Mammoth Academy, numerous ones about magic pets etc, there is a series about woodland animals, can't think what it is called, 5 books erm Willow Valley? they are quite nice, Railway Rabbits as well.

some of them might be too easy for her. Claude in the city is fun, supposed to be great for reluctant readers.

my daughter has just really enjoyed Dogbird. short, 4 chapters, 60something pages, pictures and funny story. words not hard but relatively complex sentence structure in places. one of the sainsburys early readers. she is about to start The Troublesome Tooth Fairy.

My DD (4.5) loves the Bake a Wish books and can read a whole on in a weekend.

Blueberry that looks right up her street and there are 2 stories now on order via London libraries. However, not one library in London has The Troublesome Tooth Fairy which would be great as we are on wobbly tooth no 8

Periwinkle007 Wed 08-May-13 10:50:45

thats a shame about the troublesome tooth fairy. £3 in sainsburys though if you could persuade a grandparent to buy it as a gift perhaps....

off to look up Bake a Wish books now.

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