Charlie went back to school on Tuesday and our evenings now are getting back into routines of spellings and reading practise before bedtime.
I have to admit over the summer a lot of stories were me reading to him or skipping it altogether in favour of an extra half hour playing or straight to bed after a busy day.
So when Charlie came back on Wednesday with his new book I made a conscious effort to read together and I was blown away by the fluency. He was reading with such ease and didn’t falter at all. I was so impressed but felt that he had completely aced this level but as it was day 2 I decided not to say anything to his teacher at how easily he had read it as I didn’t want to be -that- parent so thought I’d leave it whilst they all settled in.
I was really impressed that the day later the teacher had listened to him read and decided to move him up to the next stage and had given him a house point for doing so well.
Year 1 had been such a disjointed year for Charlie as his teacher went off long term sick just before Christmas and the term was spent with various supply teachers and I felt that there was no continuity, so I’m feeling really happy as his year 2 teacher is a well known member of staff who has been there ages and I’ve heard nothing but good things, and first impressions of her picking this up so soon only gives extra kudos!
I’ve missed hearing him read and getting back into that routine. We all like a good structured bedtime and seeing how much Charlie had progressed in the last few years to go from learning to now being able to read with ease makes me so proud. He has a real interest in reading and I want to nurture this so we are going to start looking at tackling longer books – so expect lots of Harry Potter and Roald Dahl in the near future; any other suggestions for a 6 year old would be fab!
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