Reading at home
We encourage children to read at least three times a week and have a rewards system in place to encourage home reading. Your child will be issued with a book in the first week so that you can start to enjoy reading together. Children progress through the reading levels at different speeds . For most children the books we send home will be for you to share together at first, looking at the pictures, identifying where the words are on a page, talking about what is happening and what might happen next. Some children may already be able to read to you and books that match their level will be sent home for them to share with you. Please record the reading in the home school diary so that we can see what you have been reading and how the children have got on.
If you would like some extra support to help you read with your child feel free to talk with myself, Miss Rooke or Mrs Nayyer and we will be happy to discuss some strategies and ideas with you
Better reading partners
As a school we encourage parents and carers to come into school to support with reading. As part of this initiative we offer some training around reading with children. If you feel you could spare a regular slot each week to come in a read with children in school please see myself or any of the staff who will be happy to help. Existing better reading partners state that they not only enjoy their time in school but that it has also helped them to support their own children's reading at home.
As a school we subscribe to an online reading scheme called Bug Club. During the first term the children will all be issued with user names and passwords and books at an appropriate level will be placed in their online book bags. Further information about this resource will follow during the 1st term and we will begin using the scheme once the children are at an appropriate stage to access it. We will use the books in school during guided reading and the children who have already used the scheme have loved the characters. We will also use the resources during stay and play activities later in the term once the children are familiar with it so either myself or Mrs Dunn can give you a quick guide then.
This is the web address http://www.bugclub.co.uk/ and the children's log in details will follow.