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How can parents help?

There are many things you can do to support your child's reading.

Here are just a few...

  • Be interested. Research shows that children make more progress when their parents take an active interest.
  • Read and share stories with your children. Read quality picture books and children's novels.
  • Join the library.
  • Read for different purposes. For example writing in the environment, poems, nursery rhymes, comics, magazines, newspapers, the internet and ebooks. Your child has access to a selection of ebooks at there level on  the Bug Club.website https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0
  • Listen to your child read as often as you can. We encourage children to read at least 5 times a week. The class with the best reading percentage for the week can earn extra playtime or golden time.

For more information about how to support your child visit their classes reading webpage as advice differs from year group to year group.

Here are some further links to useful phonics and reading websites.

Phonics Play- http://www.phonicsplay.co.uk

Topmarks phonics games- https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds

Book Trust- http://www.booktrust.org.uk/books/children/how-to-share-books

The School Run- https://www.theschoolrun.com/english/phonics

BBC Bitesize phonics- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/literacy/phonics/play/

BBC Bitesize KS1- http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/subjects/zgkw2hv

BBC Bitesize KS2- http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/english/