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Reading at Home!

If your child reads to you for 20 minutes, 5 times a week for 6 weeks, your child’s reading age could improve by as much as 9 months!

Your child will develop their reading skills at least once a week in school. We ask that you read with your child 4 times every week and record this in their reading diary. This will support your child in developing their reading but also help them work towards their Reading Awards!

Bronze: Reading at home 4 times a week for 6 weeks

Silver: Reading at home 4 times a week for 12 weeks

Gold: Reading at home 4 times a week for 18 weeks

Platinum: Reading at home 4 times a week for 24 weeks

Special Class Award!: Reading at home 4 times a week for 30 weeks

 

You might like to try these things when your child brings home a book:

¨ Ask about the book so far. This helps to check that your child has understood it.

¨ Ask if he/she can predict what happens next. It’s fun and is another check on understanding.

¨ Discuss who their favourite character is and why.

¨ Points of general knowledge and interest when shared, might lead to further reading from information books.

¨ Continue to give lots of praise and ask your child which parts they enjoyed most.

¨ Read a wide range of genres and authors and HAVE FUN! J

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