Little Learners and Nursery
Reading to your child and instilling a love and enjoyment of books is really important. To help with this, your child will bring home a story book. Please read this book to your child each day and return their Reading Wallet into school daily in order for us to share these stories in school. Should you wish to change your child's reading book, please place it in the red box in their classroom for their class teachers to change.
Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and selected pupils
If your child is part of our RWI programme, they will receive a ‘My Book Bag’ book which is phonologically matched to the phonics scheme read in school. They will take this book home each Friday to read at home to you and it will be changed the following Friday. Your child should be able to read this story without it being too challenging as it is pitched at the correct level. Children are assessed every 6 weeks by our Reading Leaders to ensure children are reading at the correct stage. Please listen to your child read this book daily or as a minimum, 3 times per week and note in the Pupil Planner. Our children are very proud of their successes in reading and are looking forward to reading to you.
Additionally, your child will also bring home a library book. Please read this book to your child each day and note in the Pupil Planner. We ask that children bring their Reading Wallet into school each day to enable our Reading team to hear them read. Should you wish to change the story book, your child will place it in the red box in their classroom for class teachers to change.
Pupils working beyond the RWI scheme will bring home a home reader to read at least three times per week. This should be a combination of them reading to you and you reading to them. We ask that pupils bring their Reading Wallet into school each day to enable our Reading team to hear them read. Should you wish to change their book, your child will place it in the red box in their classroom. Prior to changing their book, your child will complete a quick quiz to check their level of understanding. This will help us to check that their reading books continue to be at the right level. Staff will guide pupils to select an appropriate book within a band as their home reader; however, your child will have lots of opportunities to explore and select additional books should they wish.
Further details about Accelerated Reader can be found in the parent's guide below.
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‘If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.’ – J K Rowling
From mark-making in Little Learners and Nursery to extended writing across the curriculum in key stage 2, the teaching and learning of writing is an engaging and developmental process.We strive to include cross-curricular links wherever possible in order to build well-rounded writers, who can write in an appropriate and engaging manner for a range of purposes and audiences. All children from Reception to Year 6 receive spellings to learn every week.