Reading in Reception
Every Friday children will bring home a new reading book that matches their reading level.
As a school we place a high value on reading at home and we have the expectation that parents/carers will read daily with their children at home. Reading is essential to success! Please read with your child as often as you can - school books, library books, any books at all. Reading to your child is as important as them reading to you - so share a book whenever possible too.
Supporting your child with reading
Although your child will be taught to read at school, you 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.
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!
Don't forget to log onto Bug Club on a tablet, laptop or phone for access to some interactive reading books for your child at home! Bug Club also check's your child's understanding of the story they have read by asking questions in a fun way! Your child's log in details can be found on the front of their reading record.
Helping your child to read at home.
Ten tips on how you can help your child read at home