Reading books

Key stage 1 and 2 reading books will be sent home next Friday 17th September.

Following some important recent adaptations to the DFE guidelines on reading and phonics we will be making some changes to the teaching of reading and to our school reading scheme over this academic year.

In line with this, children will bring home:

  • One book at their appropriate reading level to specifically practise their decoding/reading skills.  This book should be read by the child themselves to an adult.
  • One book individually chosen by your child from the school library, purely for enjoyment – Please be aware that this book may be very different from their usual reading “level” (harder or easier), and may be enjoyed alone, or with another family member.  This book can be a shared read (paragraph or page each) or the child can listen to an adult (then discuss what they have heard, the characters, illustrations, make predictions) or read to a younger sibling.  

Guidance and further explanation will be discussed during the Key Stage parental workshops.  We are developing a step by step approach to the introduction of the new guidance with the support of our Local Authority Literacy advisor, and will endeavour to keep you fully informed of all upcoming changes.