Helping with Reading
Reading is the key to success in education. All children love listening to a story and reading to your child is a perfect way to settle them to bed each night.
Our homework policy states that we expect pupils to read for at least 15 to 20 minutes a day. If your child is a developing reader, listening to them read is an important part of their progression. Very capable readers also benefit from being listened to, although when children reach this stage they benefit from reading to themselves as much as possible. Another very valuable activity parents can do is to talk to their children about their reading, the characters, plot and so on.
Our recent Information Evening for Parents, focusing on how you can help your child with their reading at home, was very well-received by those who were able to attend. Please find below a link to the presentation that we shared - we hope you will find this useful as there are some approaches that you can use when talking to the children about what they have read and helping them develop their understanding through different types of questions.
In each class there is a list of the top 100 books recommended for children of that age. Of course, your child's teacher will also be very pleased to talk to you if you would like any more suggestions on how to help with reading.
Click here for a research summary on Supporting Reading at Home by the Education Endowment Foundation.