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Oakley Vale Primary school

Learning to Blend

During the first few weeks we will assess your child to see which sounds they are confident reading and writing.

They will then start working in smaller groups every day to continue to learn to read new sounds, practice the sounds they know and to blend sounds together to read words. They will continue to have the opportunity to write letter sounds daily.


While your child is learning to blend in school you can help them by reading at home.

Your child will have bring 2 books home to read: 

A copy of the Read Write Inc Sound Blending Book they are reading in school

Practice blending the sounds your child is learning in school.

Your child is now learning to blend sounds. Please read the Sound Blending Book with your child to practice blending the sounds. Don’t just read the book once, re-read it multiple times to help your child become fluent blending these sounds.


A book to read and share

This is a high-quality book to read with or to your child and share the excitement and enjoyment of a story.

This book may include words with sounds that your child has not yet learnt or is not yet confident reading. You can read the book to them, share the story and talk about the book to help them enjoy books and stories while they are still learning new sounds and words. It is important you do not expect your child to read this book independently – it is a book to be read and shared together.