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How to Train Your Dragon to Read

Posted on: 14/11/2022

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Thank you to all the parents who attended this afternoon's Phonics and Reading meeting with Miss Pike and the Early Years and KS1 team. It was great to see so many of you there! Thank you for all the lovely feedback - we're glad you found it so useful.

In case you weren't able to attend, here is a link to the presentation slides which contain useful resources for helping to support your child with their reading and phonics at home...

How To Teach Your Dragon To Read

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Thank you for all the reading, speaking and phonics that you do with your child at home. It makes such a brilliant difference to their progress!


To find out more about the Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme that we use at St Clement Danes, click here: Essential Letters and Sounds (ELS)

Phase 2 Phonics - written graphemes  and spoken sound pronunciation

Phase 3 Phonics -written graphemes and spoken sound pronunciation

Phase 5 Phonics -written graphemes and spoken sound pronunciation

For further information and support, please click here: ELS: Information for Parents


To find lists of recommended books for your child to enjoy as bedtime stories at home, click here:

Year 6 recommended reads 

Year 5 recommended reads

Year 4 recommended reads

Year 3 recommended reads

Year 2 recommended reads

Year 1 recommended reads

Reception recommednded reads

Nursery recommended reads

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