Reading at Home
Reading at home
To support reading development, children from Reception onwards begin to take home a reading book to enable them to continue practising reading outside of school. The book that is taken home is matched to their phonic knowledge and pupils should be able to read this book fluently and with prosody, as practised in school during reading groups.
In Year 2, once a child is a fluent reader and has completed the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds instruction, they will progress onto ‘Accelerated Reader’, which systematically tracks independent reading as well as enabling children to develop a love of reading by experiencing a wide range of texts. Pupils will select books to read at home and will complete a quiz on the book once completed. These quizzes test comprehension skills, in line with National Curriculum priorities.
Towards the end of the Spring Term of Year 5, pupils who are working confidently above age-related expectations in reading, will come off Accelerated Reader. They will begin to freely select books to read independently from the library, from home or from class collections. In Year 6, almost all pupils will read independently of Accelerated Reader. Only those who are working towards expected standards in reading will remain on Accelerated Reader to track progress.
Follow these links to find lists of recommended reads for children from Early Years to Year 6.
Once you follow the link, you’ll need to enter the school’s name and then use the password – Lovereading
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