Reading at Home
We expect every child at Fairfields to be reading every day. Each child has a reading record book and will bring home books from our school reading scheme as well as a library book. It is really important for your child’s progress and development that they are heard read regularly.
You can support their reading by:
- helping them to sound out words
- discussing the meaning of any unfamiliar words
- talking about characters and the decisions they make within the text
- asking questions about events that have happened
- asking their opinion about the book
The Reading Record book is a key way to share progress with the school.
Once they have completed the school reading scheme, children move on to Free Reading, where they are able to choose the books that they are reading. The Free Reading Challenge aims to encourage the children to choose a diverse, challenging range of texts to keep expanding their reading horizons.
The children also complete their own ‘Reading Passport’, recording all of the books they read on top of their school reading book. Once they complete each passport, it is sent to Mr Gaidoni to celebrate all of the fantastic reading happening at Fairfields.