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Reading is fundamental to education.

Our aim is to develop children's passion for reading and therefore we encourage them to take books home to share with you. We have found that ten minutes a day one-to-one reading with an adult at home can make a positive difference to the children, and therefore we expect children to read FIVE times a week at home. Every child has a reading log, and we kindly ask that you sign this on the evening your child has read and return it to school weekly, alongside their reading book. 

To support the teaching and learning of reading we have an online library called ‘Bug Club’ which contains interactive, personalised books and online books.

Ways to support your child:

  • Read a wide range of texts regularly with your child at home and question them on what has been read – this will help to increase their reading speed and vocabulary knowledge.
  • Read a range of texts – you don’t have to be limited to written stories, try listening to audiobooks in the car or at bedtime, or read newspapers aimed at children, like ‘First News.’
  • Visit the local library! This will help children to build a love for reading, choosing books they are interest in, and discussing books they have and have not enjoyed. 

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