We started new schools at end of last term, DS is in year2. his teacher says he has a reading age/level of a 5.4 year old ,he is 6.4. She is putting him in a group that needs extra help and giving us flash cards. we are keen to help. Has anyone used the phonicsplay webpage?
he loves books, we read together every night, may get some new books as tends to read same ones every night! The teacher says she has identified a small group in class who would benefit from extra help to move them forward. Said he was 80 percent there, just needed the final piece slotting in .
extra help really works because he needs to go back over the phonics that he hasn't got yet, and they aren't doing that in the same way in the classroom now. he needs to read to you every night. also point out and get him to point out letters and words whereever you go.
flash cards help too because it is lots of repetition.
IMHO boys are often a bit behind with reading at this stage. It was a common thing I saw when teaching. Then they hit about 7 and the penny drops and they take off. very important that you keep up his confidence and he doesn't get the idea he is not good at it. Looking back my ds was one of these, we worked and worked and I started to wonder if there was a problem, and then, aged 7 he took off, and is now years ahead with reading.