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Reception Parents Phonics and Reading Information Evening PowerPoint -27th September 2023

Basics 2 - Sounds and Actions Video

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Children in Hedgehog's Class demonstrate the actions for our Basics 2 sounds

Wonderful Words and Vibrant Vocabulary - World Book Day 2023

On Thursday 2nd March 2023 it is WORLD BOOK DAY. We will be completing a range of activities in school with the children based on the book The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. The theme of the book is words and the power that they have. Our day in school will be very much focusing on vocabulary and having fun with new, interesting and powerful words.


We would like the children to enter into the spirit of being “Word Collectors” so we are going to have a ‘Dress-Up’ Day with a difference on World Book Day. Instead of coming to school dressed as a Book Character, we would like the children to come to school dressed up as a word that is new or interesting to them. For example, this could be a word that they have found in their reading book that they didn’t know the meaning of; a word they have recently heard that they didn’t know before; a word they have heard at school linked to their current learning. Ideally, it should be a new and previously unknown word for the child.


How to get ready:

  • Plan - Think of a “juicy” word that would have an interesting costume design. A few examples above and if you google “Vocabulary Parade” there are hundreds of ideas on-line to help you.
    Try to think of an unusual word.
  • Create - Make a costume and vocabulary label, which will tell us the word you are representing.
    You can carry the word, put it in a hat or have it as part of your costume.
  • Wear your word with pride on Thursday 2nd March, World Book Day ready for our
    Vibrant Vocabulary Parade.


I am sure we will be astounded at how many new words the children will learn after our World Book Day celebrations.

Favourite Words

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Here are some of the staff sharing their favourite words with you.

Supersonic Phonic Friends

Basics 3 - Sounds and Actions Video

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Children in Year 1 demonstrate the actions for each of our Basics 3 sounds

How we sequence our phonics teaching at Queen's Park Infants Academy

Please click on the link below to the Video Resource Centre to view the Supersonic Phonic Friends / Reading Powerpoint that was shown at the Presentations in September 2022.

QPIA Reading Spine

Super Hero Reading Buddies

Children in Year 1 were very excited to be joined by a Super Hero Reading Buddy in their classrooms after Christmas.  The buddies spend time in the classroom during the week as they love to see the children learning, and hear their daily story time sessions.  On a Friday they go home with one of the children in each class to share even more stories and a yummy hot-chocolate.  Asda at Castlepoint very kindly donated us enough hot chocolate sachets for an entire year! The children write a diary with some feedback about the book or books they have read to share with their class on Monday. 

We know sharing a book with a child is fun, it's a time for closeness, talking and laughing together. With the reading buddies we hope you will have lots of fun. Sharing books and stories with your children can help them understand the world around them and help develop key social and emotional skills.  Together we want to encourage a love of reading and help our children become life-long readers.