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Reading at Home

Reading at home

To support their reading development, children from Reception onwards will bring home a reading book and a reading record to enable them to continue practising reading outside of school. Children’s reading books will be matched to their phonic teaching in school, and as move through Key Stage 1, also to their level of understanding of what they read. Towards the end of Year 2 and into Year 3, children will progress onto ‘Accelerated Reader’, our programme for systematically tracking reading through Key Stage Two. This programme also enables children to develop a love of reading by providing the opportunity for pupils to experience a wide range of texts.


The pupil reading record is continued through school to enable communication between the class teacher and the adults at home about the books children have read, as well as providing space for comments about reading and the aspects on which pupils are working. From Year 3 upwards children are encouraged to also add their own comments in their reading records, giving responses about what they have read.


As a school we understand how important it is to have parents and carers working alongside us to support children’s learning. In order to promote this, we run a series of ‘Factfinder’ workshops in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 throughout the course of the year to communicate ways to support children’s development in reading and phonics. Throughout Key Stage 2, teachers provide guidance on how best to support reading at home through weekly class newsletters.


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
You’ll need to register to use this site but it takes seconds, is excellent and is free to use.

School Motto

‘Enriching Lives Every Day’

Mission Statement

For in Him you have been enriched in every way, with all kinds of speech and with all knowledge. – 1 Corinthians 1-5 is the basis of our Christian Values of: Excellence; Nurture; Respect; Integrity; Compassion; Hope (ENRICH)

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