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The importance of sharing books and reading at home.


Research shows that children who read three times a week outside of school make most progress.

We believe that parents play a vital role in helping their child learn to read. Home is the ideal setting to share books with individuals as in school it is noisy and there are constant interruptions.

We appreciate that parents have many commitments and not much time, but if we work together we can help children become confident readers.

We understand and value the role that parents play in their child’s reading development and as such provide all the children who start school in the Reception classes with a free book bag.

The adults who hear children read individually in school record the date, name of the book and a comment in the  reading record book. We hope that any one who hears their child read outside school will also take the time to record any comments or observations in this book to keep communication flowing between school and home and so aid reading development