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Reading - what am I actually meant to be doing..?

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PassTheCremeEggs Wed 12-Oct-16 17:42:15

DD has just started reception - late for various reasons. Because of this I've missed all the instructions for what I'm meant to be doing at home with the book that comes back in her book bag. Drop off/pick up is crazy busy and it's hard to get time with her teacher to find out what I should be doing at home.

So she's had the same book every day. First day I read it to her. Second day, realising I'm clearly meant to be doing more, we picked out all the occasions "the" appeared. Now on day three and have the same book. I have no idea what I should be doing with her.

Second - I have a whole pot full of strings of words. I think I'm meant to sound these out for her and get her to do the same?

Any help much appreciated - I know I'm probably being ignorant but this is my first child at school so really have no idea... thanks!

redskytonight Wed 12-Oct-16 17:48:37

What you are doing is fine, but I think it would be worth talking to the teacher as things like getting books changed vary from school to school. I would suggest asking in the morning if you can have some time after school to talk to her . .. or if she has a school diary you could write it in there. Failing that, you could always ask another parent.

Hensintheskirting Wed 12-Oct-16 17:52:07

Schools are all different - talk to the teacher!

CupofTeaTime Wed 12-Oct-16 17:54:18

My DS (4) is doing blending of sounds to make the word so saying 'P.I.T. pit' so we've been reading it together like that. He came home with a list of words to blend and learn.

OverScentedFanjo Wed 12-Oct-16 17:56:06

Do you have a reading record book that you can wrote in? We listen to reading and write comments. Good for comments like "please change this this book we've had it for three weeks" etc

QuackDuckQuack Wed 12-Oct-16 17:59:32

It depends on the school. We were expected to hear our child read every day and each book was to be read twice. Parents/children were responsible for switching the book once it had been read twice. We also had a reading record to fill in every time we heard our child read.

We also had flashcards and various laminated sheets, but the instructions were a bit vague with those.

At our school we could email the teacher with questions like that.

PassTheCremeEggs Thu 13-Oct-16 08:19:23

Thanks all - as suspected, need to get proper instructions from her teacher. But it seems I'm on the right lines at the moment!

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