Your child’s reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time. We teach it in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their ‘reading’ constantly across all other subjects too.
You can support this ‘reading journey’ through regular reading at home. Reading to and with your child every evening for at least ten minutes can make a dramatic difference to your child’s achievement within school.
Six tips for reading with your child at home:
1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day
2. Choose different types of books
3. Take turns to read
4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions
5. Pay attention to the language
6. Enjoy reading
We base our reading scheme primarily on Oxford Reading Tree but your child may be a ‘Free Reader’ meaning that they can choose freely from our class and library ranges suitable to their age and ability. Please read our most up to date parent letter about our reading scheme: Reading Letter 2019 20
Your child will bring home 2-3 reading books from our scheme a week.
This may also be a book of choice, if they are a free reader.
In order to support you we have introduced laminated bookmarks with questions and ideas you can talk about with your child when sharing their book:
We do get asked all the time about books that may be suitable for your child at their age or stage. Please do use the lists below to help guide you. Please also let us know if we can add any more to our lists!
Foundation Book List
Y1 Book List
Y2 Book List
Y3 Reading List
Y4 Reading List
Y5 Reading List
Y6 Reading List
More ideas can be found through the Love Reading For School Website: