At Rachel Keeling we support children to develop all the building blocks for reading.
We start with supporting children to develop their listening and attention, tuning into words and language. Exposing children to a variety of rich and exciting literature: from information books to traditional tales to more complex stories from around the world.
Recognising rhyme and syllables as well as discriminating sounds are really important to developing skills as an early reader.
This week Maria has been working with groups of children to further develop phonic awareness. They have shared some Nick Sharratt rhyming books and reinforced previously learnt sounds S/A/T/P/I/N and introducing CK/G/D.
Our Rachel Keeling Values were focused on when reading The Shopping Basket by John Burningham. And this talk influenced play in the garden with children talking about 'respecting' everyone and everything.
Once children can identify the sounds in these words and begin to recognise the letter, we can begin building small words to read!
Look out for lower case letters on your travels with your child!