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Supporting at Home

One of the biggest differences that parents can make to their child's relationship with reading is reading at home regularly with their child. 10-15 minutes of listening to your child read and talking to them about the book is the best way to support reading at home. This is especially important when children are becoming fluent readers. Bedtime stories, chatting about favourite books and talking to your child about what their teacher is reading to them are also wonderful ways to engage children in the world of reading.

We have attached a helpful document with tips on what to say and ask when reading at home. However, if you have specific queries or concerns, you are welcome to contact Miss Meyer through the office for further advice or support. 

Phonics and Early Reading

At Fulbourn we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds to teach systematic synthetic phonics and link this with Big Cat phonics decodable books.  

This website for parents: is a great place to learn more about supporting your child at home.  

You can find out:

  • How to say the sounds
  • How to blend words
  • How to share a book with your child at home

If you have any other questions at all, please talk to your child's class teacher who will be very happy to help. 

Early Years Phonics Workshops

You can view presentations from the Early Years Phonics Workshops below: