In order to help the children to become more fluent and confident readers, it is a good idea to revise all our sounds/tricky words each time before beginning their reading. This can be on the inside cover inside their reading book, or using their hardback notebooks. The vowel digraphs (ai, ie, oa, ou, oi etc) are particularly tricky and need the most practise.
Reading homework is sent home on Mondays and Wednesdays. With me being away in Santry with the athletics team on Monday/Tuesday this week and out last Monday, our routine was thrown a bit. Apologies for this - hopefully all back on track this week! The children will generally read one book per week.
A website which is a firm favourite at the moment in our classroom is "Help a Hedgehog". We have been working on beating our high scores by reading words as fast as we can.
Oxford Owl is another great website which we regularly use. It has hundreds of ebooks which can be read in conjunction with our school readers, on computers and tablets. You need to register once in order to login, but will have access to all the books instantly. The Oxford Reading Tree series are lovely - most children would be at level 1/2.