Reading - Home Reading

Home Reading is absolutely vital. The difference you will have on your children’s progress is enormous. It is suggested you read 15 minutes per day with your child. Below are videos which are used to support your child with home reading. They offer examples of how to read with your child and some helpful hints. They are broken into different year groups.

What we expect in Early Years and Key Stage 1

Every child will have three reading books:

  • A Phonically Plausible book
  • A Comprehension Boo
  • A “Core Book”

We expect the children to read these three books over the week. It should not only be once, but many times to ensure they understand the story, and read it fluently.

We then expect them to record their reading in their Reading Explorer Book. The idea is they draw or do something connected to the books you’ve read.

We expect all children to read their phonically plausible book independently (this is the small book, without a tree name on it). This will have only words that they can decode and read.

We expect the children to read the comprehension books with an adult. There will be many words the children do not know, but the aim is that they understand the story of the book.

We expect the Home Core to be read mainly to them. This is to develop vocabulary and a love of good books.

What we expect in Key Stage 2

Every child will have an Accelerated Reader book.  They need to read this each night for 20 minutes. They can complete Accelerated Reader tests at home.

We track pupil’s progress on the books they are reading.

The children should be able to read independently sometimes, but we still expect someone to read with them at least 3 times over a week. You can support with tricky vocabulary and understanding. Remember they might be able to read the words, but they might not understand what they are reading!

If they do not have a book, or have completed it, they can read on My On. This is an online programme, it allows them to read great books and then complete tests on it.

We recommend using the TRUST method to support your child:

EEF off these key concepts to think about:

Reading at Home

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