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Edwalton

Primary School

Making a difference, every day

How we teach reading

Reading at Home and Star Readers

Reading at home is paramount to your child’s reading development and enjoyment. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

 

Top tips for reading at home:

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We reward children who read four or more times each week through our Star Reader scheme!

Each week, staff will check the children’s reading diaries to see who has read four or more times at home. This doesn’t necessarily have to be your child’s reading book. It could be reading a kindle or tablet, it may be reading a menu at a restaurant or looking at the road signs when on a car journey! All we ask, is that is recorded in the reading diaries (children can write it in themselves if then signed by a parent to acknowledge it).

 

If a child has read four or more times, they will get a gold stamp in their reading diary and their name will go on a raffle ticket. Every Monday, the raffle tickets are collected in and put into a drawer in the hall. A winner will be chosen from Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2. Those winners will get to choose a brand new book as their prize!

 

Most importantly, we want to encourage children to be readers for life. Please take your child to the library or book shop to make choosing a book meaningful and special to them. Above all, we want to foster a love of reading. 

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