Supporting Reading at home
Sharing a book at home, from Reception to Year 6, has endless benefits. From developing language and communication skills to providing escapism and bringing about a sense of comfort, it should never be underestimated. Please see resources attached for ideas linked to sharing a book at home.
In terms of the children’s own independent reading, at the Junior School, we ask that all children read at least 3 times a week at home to develop their fluency, intonation/ prosody and comprehension.
Here are some top tips for supporting reading at home if it doesn’t always come naturally:
- Take it in turns to read the book (a sentence/ page each)
- Mix up fiction with non-fiction- reading recipes, websites, magazines etc. (these will all count as weekly reads!)
- Visit our local library and get your child to get excited about the huge number of books available!
- Help your child to create a cosy reading area that they are excited to read in
- Use the 30 Reads 'Top Reads' year group booklist as a starting point for new titles/ authors or click on this link which will take you to a list of award-winning/ shortlisted authors: https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/genre/pw/All-Shortlists-and-Winners.html