There is a huge amount of evidence and research to say that every child should have the opportunity to read every day. Reading not only increases a child’s vocabulary, progresses language development, fluency and accuracy but also develops curiosity, imagination and encourages children to find a passion for reading which they can take with them into adult life. Reading ability is closely linked to the achievement of pupils in their GCSEs as the complexity of the texts across all exams are a high level. We are making reading outside of school for all our pupils a priority.
It is therefore expected that every child should read alone, or with an adult at home for at least half an hour a day, which should be recorded in your child’s ‘Reading log’. Please sign your child’s weekly reading log after they have completed it, this should then be stuck into their knowledge organisers next to their homework and shown to their English teacher on their designated day. This is being recorded weekly by English teachers, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms Peniket on: V.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Book Club is designed to improve your child’s reading ability, whilst engaging them in lively discussion about books. They will receive teacher support in a small group setting.
Monday 3.45 to 4.30 Years 8 and 9
Wednesday 3.45 to 4.30 Years 7 and 9
Below are some questions to aid your reading at home with your child: (word doc)