We have recently invested in a brand-new, high-quality home reading scheme for Key Stage Two.
The books will continue to enrich our children’s reading at home and nurture their love of reading for pleasure. Reading will spark your child’s imagination and stimulate curiosity. It will help develop your child’s brain, ability to focus, concentration, social skills and communication skills. It is the most valuable life skill that we can give to our children.
We have also introduced new reading levels which aim to promote high quality, challenging texts targeted precisely at the children’s current reading level. This ensures that children are receiving the ‘right book at the right time.’
Our children move through the book bands at different paces. Book-banded books are carefully chosen by your child’s class teacher so that they have the right book at the right time. This helps them to make progress.
There are lots of things to think about when choosing the right book for a child. Sometimes a child can read all the words in a book but not fully understand what they mean. Therefore, they will continue on the same book band, while developing wider reading skills before moving on.
Your child’s teacher will be happy to help if you have any questions about your child’s book band.
If you feel like your child is struggling to read at home, please follow the link below to a useful blog/video with some helpful advice and tips.
Children use their reading skills daily in all areas of the curriculum. Reading is an essential skill for learning across the curriculum. We encourage children to use and apply their skills to every lesson.
Children use a variety of high-quality texts to practise their reading skills throughout the year which makes them into confident and well-rounded readers.
In St Luke’s, we are using Project X to help address any gaps children may have in Literacy. This daily programme helps to build children’s confidence, fluency and comprehension skills in order to help them reach their potential in English. Project X can also be used to motivate boys and close the gender gap in Literacy.