Reading

Ways to help your child with their reading

Phonics and Word Recognition

Understanding

Here is a list of questions/activities you could ask/do with your child to improve their understanding of a text. We are happy for you to write the question and response in their reading diary or send in any work on paper.

Knowledge of vocabulary

Identify and explain fiction and non-fiction texts

Sequence of events

Making inferences from the text

Predict what might happen on the basis of what has ben read so far.

Reading Challenge

We are introducing a new reading challenge to encourage children to enjoy books and develop a love of reading.

We will be starting a reward system giving the children a chance to win a new book.

The system will be:

– If your child reads 10 or more times over 2 weeks they receive a raffle ticket to put in a jar.

– If your child moves up a reading band they receive a raffle ticket to put in a jar.

– If your child’s classteacher thinks your child has made progress or tried really hard with their reading they receive a raffle ticket to put in a jar.

At the end of every 2 weeks each year group will have one raffle ticket winner – the winning raffle ticket holder will be able to choose a new book from a selection of books.

We will be starting the new reading challenge week beginning 7th October.