Home reading and phonics support during school closure.

Home reading and phonics support during school closure.

Hello everyone,


I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful sunshine and keeping yourselves safe and well. I wanted to share some information about support for parents and carers with home reading and phonics whilst the school closures remain in place.


Ruth Miskin Training have a fantastic Youtube channel that has many resources available for you to help your children to continue learning to read at home. I know how important this is even during this incredibly challenging time.

Here is a link to their website https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/help-during-school-closure/ and I have copied all of the information for you below:


RWI Phonics lessons at home

We're streaming three, short Speed Sounds lessons for children to watch at home every weekday on our YouTube channel. Each lesson is ten minutes long and available for 24 hours.

Repeats of lessons streamed up until Friday 3rd April will be shown during the Easter holidays (6th - 17th April excluding Bank Holidays).

    • Set 1 Speed Sounds 9.30 am (BST) - for children in Nursery and Reception and children who are new to English

    • Set 2 Speed Sounds 10.00 am - for children in Reception that can read Set 1 Speed Sounds and for children in Year 1 and 2

    • Set 3 Speed Sounds 10.30 am - for children in Year 1 and 2 that can read Set 2 Speed Sounds

After the Easter holidays, we will:

  • Continue Sets 1, 2 and 3 Speed Sounds lessons

  • Add lessons to help children read words with Set 1 Speed Sounds and spell words with Set 1, 2 and 3 sounds

Don't worry if you miss a lesson. Once each set has been shown, we will replay one a day from each set.

Storytime with Nick

From Monday 20th April, we are releasing Storytime with Nick; films of well-loved stories read by Nick Cannon, a trained actor, teacher and trainer and a wonderful storyteller. Three stories will be published each week on our YouTube channel and are ideal for Nursery, Reception and KS1 children. So far, we are filming stories by Jeanne Willis, Tom Percival, Jill Murphy, Cressida Owen and Claire Freedman. Most films will be available for the period of school closure.

Poetry Time films

We have added Poetry Time films to YouTube and PDFs of the poems to the Home Reading page of the website. The films will stay on YouTube so children and parents can join in and enjoy them again and again.

Parent and carer hotline

We now have a hotline for parents and carers helping children learning to read at home with Read Write Inc. Phonics. Please email homereading@ruthmiskin.com with any queries.

Oxford Owl have some fantastic resources including free e-books and RWInc titles so you can read the correct level for you - please see Mrs Breckon's information about how to access this on the Class Oaks blog. 


I would love to hear how you are getting on with reading at home so please email to share any of your home learning. If you have any questions or need any support, please email and I will get back to you as soon as I can. My email address is j.anderson@maltonprimary.org


Thanks and take care,


Miss Anderson





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Wednesday, 27 October 2021