Reading At Home With Your Child

Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, parent's 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 may bring 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.

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.

Reading practice book

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. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Every child will be given a reading record so that parents can document that they read at home. We would ask parents to support your child by completing the record weekly. Below is a simple guide on how to do this. 

Sharing book

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 a book they have chosen 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!

Example of how to complete an Infant Reading Record

Example of how to complete a Junior Reading Record

Our Reading Records

Yellow- This is the reading record used for children in the infant classes which are Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.

Green- This is the reading record used for children in the Junior classes which are Years 3 to 6.

Supporting videos

Little Wandle Video

Supporting your child with reading at home

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

For more information... 

Miss Devlin is our English lead. 

Please feel free to speak to her with any questions that you may have.