At WWJS, our aim is to ignite the passion for reading. Reading is a vital skill that will support children’s learning across the whole curriculum.
In order for children to fulfil their potential in reading we need as much parental support as possible and we hope to work together in order to ensure that all children succeed.
We have been monitoring the number of times children have read per week and these percentages can we be seen below. I am very proud of the children who have really worked hard and are reading more at home. Well done!
Let’s keep up the great work and improve these percentages!
|Class||Percentage of children reading at home three times a week.
|Percentage of children reading at home three times a week.
How to listen to reading?
- Praise – Lots of praise when listening to your child read will help with enjoyment and seem less like a chore.
- Ask lots of questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read. Start with ‘Where did we get to last time?’, ‘Can you remember what’s happened so far?’ and ‘What do you think will happen next?’.
- Read anytime, anywhere – You could read in the car, whilst cooking, in the bath or anywhere!
- Read for enjoyment – To make sure that your child is reading for enjoyment, don’t be afraid of getting them to re-read their favourites as this will increase fluency.
- All reading is good – Don’t rule out non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines or leaflets. Reading is reading and it’s all worthwhile.