Reading at home
Supporting your child with reading at home
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.
There are two types of reading book that your child will be able to access at home:
A reading practice book
This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.
This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.
Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them.
A sharing book
Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.
In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is for you to enjoy together.
Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!
Your child will bring home a weekly sharing book in a story sack with linked activities every Wednesday. Please return these on Monday each week.