Reading at Home
As you know, we strongly encourage our children to read every night at home, even if it's just for a few minutes. This regular practice has a significant impact on their ability to retain sounds and words, and helps to foster a lifelong love for reading. We understand that it can sometimes be a struggle to find the time, but even just a short amount of reading each day can make a big difference.
Books in Year 5 will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays. We kindly request that you help your child remember to bring their books to school, especially on these days. Having their reading materials readily available ensures that they can fully participate in our daily reading sessions and enjoy a varied selection of books throughout the year.
During the afternoon, we dedicate 20 minutes every day to reading activities. This time allows our dedicated teaching staff, including myself and Mrs Harradine, to listen to as many readers as possible. We appreciate your cooperation in ensuring that your child brings their reading books to school consistently so that they can fully benefit from these invaluable one-on-one reading sessions.
I am delighted to share that our class reading area is stocked with a wonderful collection of books. You may be interested to know that we have quite a number of the 50 recommended reads for Year 5. I encourage you to take some time to explore these amazing books with your child. Reading together can be a fantastic way to bond, while also fostering a deeper understanding and appreciation for literature.
If you have any questions or concerns about our reading practices or would like some guidance on choosing appropriate reading materials for your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch. We are here to support you and your child in every step of their reading journey.
Thank you for your continued support in fostering a love for reading in our Year 5 students. Together, we can help them develop the necessary skills and a lifelong passion for the written word.