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Reading at Smitham

Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across the whole curriculum at Smitham. As a school, we will ensure that the children are taught fluency, accuracy and understanding through a variety of cross-curricular learning opportunities. Above all, we want the children at Smitham to become enthusiastic, independent, reflective readers and we want to instil in them a love of reading that will last a lifetime. 

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Take a look at the Spring term Smitham Reading Newsletter.

Reading at Home

The leaflets below consist of a number of hints and tips for you when reading with your child at home- we hope you find them useful!

Reading and Phonics Games Online: 

Word dominoes: http://www.toolsforeducators.com/dominoes/text.php

Word and phonic games: http://www.ictgames.com/literacy.html

Phonics games: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds


Comprehension skills: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z3882hv

Other Games: 

Snap, Memory games, Word of the day, Dictionary Race

Books Online: 

Pick a Tale: https://pickatale.co.uk

Children’s Storybooks Online: http://www.magickeys.com/books/

Epic: https://www.getepic.com

Reading Podcasts: 

Storyshed, Stories Podcasts, The Story Home


Have a read of our past newsletters!

Smitham Reading Newsletter 2020-2021

Smitham Reading Newsletter 2021-2022

Smitham Reading Newsletter 2022-2023

Smitham Reading Newsletter 2023-2024

Parent Reading Workshop Slides:

Spark! Book Awards

Here are the four books that we are reading to the children during Summer 1. Can you also read the books and discuss them at home? Which one does your child like the best and why?

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