Reception Reading Pack
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Reception Phonics

Early Reading & Phonics Pack

Age 4-5 yrs


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Reception Phonics – The Reception Reading Guide takes parents through how children are taught to read in school using the synthetic phonics approach. The guide and pack resources are both aligned to the EYFS reading curriculum and also to Phases 2-4 of the DfES ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics programme.

Use the parent guide in conjunction with the fun hands-on resources to help your child learn to read. Reinforce the 40+ sounds children learn in school using the parent flashcards. Make words at home with your child using the magnetic grapheme tiles, magnetic wipeboard and soft foam sound cubes. The teaching order of the sounds, words to make by phase order, and sentences to practice reading are all contained within the guide. Also use the colour coded high frequency word cards to reinforce the words your child needs to learn in Reception. Even if your child’s school uses another commercially bought phonics programme, the home activities of learning the sounds, blending sounds and learning high frequency words remain relevant – HSC packs complement phonics teaching in school, regardless of the particular scheme being used.

To accompany the guide and pack, be sure to download HSC’s Home Learning Diary and a Reward Sticker Chart for your child. These are free to download upon purchase of a pack. Parents can also access the online videos to watch families using HSC packs to support and extend their child’s reading.

HSC_RECEPTION_GUIDE_05 cover2 copyUseful parent know-how contained within the guide includes:

  • The curriculum – what your child needs to know and be able to do
  • Top parent-child interaction and teaching tips (including the power of using positive and specific feedback while teaching children at home)
  • Exactly how to teach/reinforce phonics at home in a fun multi-sensory way – All five key home reading activities are explained step by step (the guide activities are cross referenced to the home videos)
  • Getting the most out of reading picture books aloud to your children and developing their comprehension abilities
  • How to help your child read aloud.
  • Monitoring your child’s home reading progress, motivating your child to learn and rewarding their efforts.

A single sheet ‘Quick Read Summary’ accompanies the guide, so that those families who want to get started straight away, can do so!

A great complement to this pack is the ‘Reception Reading Games Pack‘. Children love to learn through play and the board games are an excellent way to involve the whole family while helping children consolidate what they are being taught in school.

Pack Contents: Parent Activity Guide; Magnetic Wipe-Board; Wipe Pen and Wipe Pen Eraser; Phase 2 & 3 Sound Flashcards; Phase 2 Soft Foam Sound Cubes; Phase 3 Soft Foam Sound Cubes; Phase 2, 3 & 4 High Frequency Words.

5.00 out of 5

8 reviews for Reception Phonics

  1. 5 out of 5


    I have been using the Reception Reading Pack with my daughter for around 9 months now (started using it while Home School Connect was in the pilot phase). It’s been absolutely brilliant, and my daughter started school this September 2013 being over a year ahead in her reading ability. I am so proud of her and also extremely grateful to Home School Connect for showing me how to teach my daughter to read in a practical, easy and fun way.

  2. 5 out of 5


    My daughter Nikola just started to use this learning pack. I am very surprised that she really likes to learn now! Nikola says that she really enjoys this method of learning and that it is really helping her. I think that the Home School Connect learning system is so interesting and also fun for children.

    Nikola bardzo lubi uczyć sie przy pomocy zestawu zakupionego na stronie home school connect . Wszystkie ćwiczenia I zabawy jak urzywać tego zestawu są pokazane na stronie internetowej I wszystko jest bardzo proste. Polecam!

  3. 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I’ve been using the Home School Connect Reception Reading Pack with my 4 year old for about a month now.

    I must admit I had my reservations when I first heard about the scheme a few months ago. But I was wrong to have any doubts. I wish I had started earlier! My daughter, a preschooler, has developed her reading and comprehension skills in such a short space of time. She loves doing ‘phonic work’ to the extent that I have to ask her to slow down at times, and we are now attempting reading short word books.

    I cannot recommend the Home School Connect learning packs enough. I’m looking forward to discovering the EYFS Maths Pack next!

  4. 5 out of 5


    Ethan has only been using this for a few weeks now, and he is loving it! He’s always very excited to make words, find the sound buttons and is gaining confidence each time with his high frequency words. It’s great to have an understanding of how they learn at school and to be able to do a little bit at home.

  5. 5 out of 5


    I am so impressed with the progress my daughter Charlotte has made since using the Home School Connect Reading Pack. The activities are so engaging and fun. We have only been using the pack for a few weeks but Charlotte has already gone up a reading stage at school and is so proud of herself!

  6. 5 out of 5


    My son Lashaun started reception in September of this year – We were introduced to the Reception Reading Pack about 4 weeks ago – within a couple of weeks of starting to use the pack he surprised us by reading, writing and spelling words on his own. He demonstrated his confidence in the materials and resources that the pack provides and he has really been enjoying the various activities that are introduced and looks forward to celebrating his achievements.

  7. 5 out of 5


    The reading pack has been wonderful! The guidance and material together have given me the confidence as a parent to help my child develop his reading skills and in turn he is becoming such a confident reader. He also really enjoys showing off his skills now.

  8. 5 out of 5


    My daughter and I have been using the home school connect reading and phonics pack (Reception age) since November 2013. I was amazed at how easy and quick it was to get started! The guides and tools provided are very informative along with plenty of activities and fun games which my daughter and I have really enjoyed doing together. I am so pleased with how much progress my daughter has made in such a short time. To see her confidence grow with her phonics and reading has made me very proud. I would definitely recommend the HSC reading packs to any parent who has a child in Nursery or Reception.

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