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What Your Child Should Be Able To Do At The End Of Pre Primary In Reading

I’d like to preface ALL of my posts with – don’t worry, we’re all in the same boat. And this boat is hitting some big waves. And I’m feeling a little seasick.

Please don’t stress too much about your child’s academic advancement this year, everyone is experiencing the same disruptions and some will handle it better than others. We have a rule of being ‘gentle’ with each other during this time at my home, and this also relates to the kids – the work can wait if necessary.

But if you are having success with home learning and you want a little bit more info, I’m here for you. If you have any questions please contact me. Please Direct Message me for any specific questions related to you child.


Here is a list of some of the BIG things your child should be able to do BY THE END of Pre Primary (we are only at the beginning and an odd beginning at that). You might like to pick one thing to focus on at home.

* Name the letters of the English Alphabet in upper and lower case letters.

* Know the most common sound each letter of the English alphabet makes (sound/symbol relationship).

* Blend three sounds orally.

* Blend three sound words (consonant vowel consonant words like cat, bin, net, dot, rug).

* Read common words.

* Develop knowledge about print.

* Develop self-checking strategies.

* Use questioning to understand what they have read and what has been read to them.

* Use prediction as a strategy to understand the text.

* Recall two events from a story/text

* Read short, simple texts.

This list is what a Teacher would follow so it’s understandable if you have questions. Please contact me for help. 0427 999 505

Warm regards,



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