Year 1s shared their reading with teachers and used decoding strategies to read their favourite books aloud. Decoding is the ability to apply knowledge of letter-sound relationships, including knowledge of letter patterns, to correctly pronounce written words. Understanding this gives children the ability to recognise familiar words quickly and to figure out words they haven’t seen before. Students read aloud, sounding out the words and using these strategies to figure out unfamiliar words. They also explained to their teachers why they chose the book they did. The children really enjoying their reading aloud sessions!