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Family Literacy is open to year 2 pupils


Every Tuesday 


Please join our Family Literacy Project where parents and children can learn together.

Enjoy sharing stories and writing with your child.


Family Literacy aims:

  • To improve reading, writing, comprehension skills and attainment of year 2 children.
  • To increase parental support for the development of literacy skills for children.



Family Literacy Session:

We will learn correct letter formation, letter sounds, tricky words and high frequency words.

  • Your child will choose a book.
  • First talk about the pictures, then your child will read the book.
  • Ask your child to tell you what happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story.
  • Your child writes this as sentences in their book. They can also write about their favourite part of the story.  You may help your child to sound out words they are unsure of.  Encourage your child to write interesting sentences by including adjectives. Then finally your child draws a picture about something in the story.


We will also have some sessions where children will write poems then type them up on a laptop.


Letter sounds and tricky words:

Consonant sounds -  stretchy:  f   l   m   n   r   s   v   z   sh   th   ng   nk

Consonant sounds - bouncy:  b  c  k  d  g  h  j  p  qu  t  w  x  y  ch

Vowel sounds - bouncy:  a  e  i  o  u

Vowel sounds -  stretchy:  ay  ee  igh  ow  oo  oo  ar  or  air  ir  ou  oy


m  a  s  d  t  i  n  p  g  o  c  k  u  b  f  e  l  h  sh  r  j  v  y  w  th  z  ch  q  x  ng  nk 

ay  ee  igh  ow  oo  oo  ar  or  air  ir  ou  oy

ee  ea  oy  oi  ay   a-e   igh   i-e   ow   o-e   oo  u-e   or  aw  air  are  ir  ur  er  ou  ow  ai  oa  ew  ire  ear  ure  tion  cious  tious


a-e -  make, cake, name, same, late, date

i-e  smile, white, nice, like, time, hide

o-e  home, hope, spoke, note, broke, phone

u-e-  tune, rude, huge, use, June


Tricky words: could, should, price. these, his, would. home, put, time, what, when, where, as, house, name, which, were, one, because, right, only, good, another, your, why, back, two, said, one, there, who













The Family Literacy Project aims to involve and welcome parents or other family members to work alongside their child.  This helps to develop:

  • A positive attitude to learning
  • A wide range of vocabulary
  • Listening skills
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • A positive attitude to reading


Vast amount of evidence suggests that reading helps language development.  The more widely a child reads, the more they will benefit by increasing their vocabulary. 


The Family Literacy session is seen as an opportunity for family member and child to spend quality time together while the child is learning.  It also fosters social interaction between school and families, promoting integration between ethnic groups.






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