WORKING TOGETHER TO SUPPORT OUR CHILDREN
Parent Workshops: Supporting reading at home.
This term we have held four workshops for parents focussing on how to support your child when reading at home.
The first two workshops were aimed at parents of children in KS1 and focussed on how parents can support decoding and comprehension. We looked at how we can apply phonics during reading sessions and how we can play games with words to help children build up their vocabulary banks. Additionally, we looked at strategies for developing comprehension skills, including; questioning, summarising and predicting.
In the KS2 workshops we focussed primarily on the role adults have when supporting fluent readers. We looked at the types of questions we can use to help children build their comprehension skills and challenge their thinking and had a go at creating the sorts of questions which are beneficial to discuss when reading. In addition, we explored the importance of supporting children to develop a rich and diverse vocabulary bank and discussed strategies to support this.
We are keen to run future sessions with parents and children together to give everyone a chance to apply the skills covered.