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Reading Resources

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: