When I was a Reception class teacher it was an annual conversation I needed to have with most of the parents at the beginning of the school year in September.
Parent: Why isn’t Sammy bringing home a reading scheme book yet? You keep sending these silly books with no words in them. They’re boring. It’s not helping him learn to read. We want words. Me: Please be patient. Reading scheme books are designed to give Sammy opportunity to practise reading independently. He can’t read words yet so if I give him a book with words he’ll just be guessing his way through with you doing the actual…
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