Well done to all children who have read at home to an adult at least 3 times last week.
Children who have read 3+ times.
Y6 – 90%
Y5 – 94%
Y4 – 85%
Y3 – 79%
Y2 – 94%
Y1 – 86%
Well done to our Reading Challenge winners this week. Years 5 and 2 are the joint winners for week ending 5th February 2022, with all classes (achieving over the 75% mark. Keep up the super reading at home!
TOP TIPS FOR RELUCTANT READERS
Some children lack motivation when it comes to reading at home and it can be a challenge to get them to complete their home reading challenge (reading 3+ times a week). Here are some top tips to support your child when they read at home: –
• So busy sounding out words that they lose the flow of the story? Take it in turns to read. When parents take turns reading with their child, the child benefits from listening to the story read at a more enjoyable, quicker pace and they get a well-earned break before trying to read again. You might want to take turns reading a sentence, paragraph, or a page each, or maybe the child reads first and then the adult reads for the second half of the session. Children love listening to stories whatever their age! Also, this method enables children to enjoy more interesting stories without being daunted by a huge number of pages or chapters.
• Do they think reading is boring? Find out which type of books they enjoy the most and stick to that theme. Even our most reluctant readers admit that not all books are boring!
• Left their reading record book at school? Write it on a post it note or a separate piece of paper, or even send your child in with a note on Fridays stating how many times that they have read.
• Left their school reading book at home? Read ANY suitable book/text you can find at home. Have an ‘old favourite’ book at home to dip in and out of on days when reading books have been forgotten.
Thank you for your continued support in helping your child to improve their reading skills.