We want all our children at Bayards Hill to continue learning to read and have familiar routines during this difficult time for families. I am delighted to announce the phenomenal support we are receiving from Read Write Inc so that your children can continue to learn and make excellent progress until we are together again.
Daily Virtual Lessons
Three short Speed Sound lessons delivered by one of the excellent Ruth Miskin (Read Write Inc) trainers will be available every day for the next two weeks. The films will only be available at the times below:
- Set 1 Speed Sounds at 9.30 am and again at 12.30 pm – suitable for EY and Year 1
- Set 2 Speed Sounds at 10.00 am and again at 1.00 pm – suitable for Year 1 and 2
- Set 3 Speed Sounds at 10.30 am and again at 1.30 pm – suitable for Year 1 and 2
Please note: the films are streamed live and won’t be available at other times.
There will also be a film of a poem for Reception and Year 1 children to join in with at 2.00 pm every day. The poems will be available on YouTube to watch again and again. A great opportunity for children to learn these by heart!
Films for Parents
Films for parents to help your child learn to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics are available on the Ruth Miskin website and YouTube channel. There will also be a parent film added to the Ruth Miskin Facebook page every day too!
Resources for Parents
The Bayards Hill website has all of our Set 1, 2 and 3 sound sheets which you can print off and use with your child.
Click the button to be redirected to the Set Sound Sheets.
Take a look at Oxford Owl for Home where there are 14 free Read Write Inc. eBooks (click on the ‘eBooks’ link underneath ‘Read Write Inc. Phonics Guide for Parents’), plus lots of guidance for parents and carers: www.oxfordowl.co.uk/read-write-inc-home. Here you can also find Parent videos on pronouncing the sounds, how to sound-blend, read diagraphs, read stretchy sounds, etc.
Oxford Owl will be offering a range of free support so that children can continue their Read Write Inc. learning journey away from the classroom during these uncertain times. This will include a ‘phonics spine’ of 72 free eBooks matched to Read Write Inc. levels, along with 62 Speed Sounds practice sheets, 28 Ditty practice sheets, parent information booklets and 8 Speedy Green Words slideshows.
These free resources will all be added to the Read Write Inc. page on Oxford Owl for Home over the coming weeks, and they will continue to update you as they become available. YOU can sign up for free to Oxford Owl for Home if you haven’t already).
Meanwhile. please remember that whilst we may not be able to support your children in school please do not hesitate to contact me to discuss any concerns you may have with your child’s phonic or reading. Routine and consistency are the most important thing we can provide for our children during these uncertain times. Over the coming weeks JWPS will work hard to provide you with further support including top ten books to read with your child – look out for these lists on the class pages of the website!
Let’s use this opportunity to empower our children, lets make them readers, lets make them resilient and show them that with just a little determination they can achieve anything!
Please keep them well and safe until we can all read together again