How do they teach children to read in Edinburgh primary schools?

(5 Posts)
WhatWouldLeoDo Mon 26-Sep-11 22:14:52

DS is in pre-school just now and is starting to show an interest in reading. He keeps telling me how sad he is that he can't read and gets us to read a story to him so he can then 'read' it back to us grin

While I'm not on a mission to teach him to read and will just keep on reading with him, I'm curious about what kind of system they use in schools here. I couldn't find anything useful on the Council's website.

I'm quite happy to teach him some letters if he's really interested but don't want to explain them in a completely different way than they will do when he starts school.

Groovee Tue 27-Sep-11 16:39:40

The majority of schools do jolly phonics and the Oxford Reading Tree.

gilmoregirl Tue 27-Sep-11 17:17:35

You can get some great jolly phonics stuff from ELC - the letter sounds CD is useful to make sure you are saying them properly. (I wasn't)

I got DS a box set of oxford reading tree books which were great - you could use them now as they started at pre-school stage. DS (P2) still reads them now

WhatWouldLeoDo Wed 28-Sep-11 17:51:03

Thank you!

gilmoregirl Thu 06-Oct-11 16:37:25

Love your name by the way

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