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Expectations for Reading

There is an expectation that your child reads regularly. At this age, this should be a mixture of reading to themselves and reading to an adult to ensure they have fully understood the vocabulary and tone of the story.

In year 5 we would recommend reading 1 book a week, depending on the length of the book.

Recording reading during Lockdown 2021

Please record all of your child’s reading in their reading records as usual and then send in a photo so I can see all of the fantastic books they are reading –  Record all of their reading from the beginning of lockdown – starting with the date of Lockdown January 2021.

If you need to change a school book their are books available at the school reception! Enjoy!!!

Currently in year 5 we are reading Cosmic by Frank Cottrell- Boyce –

So far our main character Liam (who is exceptionally tall for his age), has taken part in a competition to go on the biggest roller coaster. But things are not as they seem!!!!!

Currently in year 5 we are reading Cosmic by Frank Cottrell- Boyce

Why not complete a book review about the last book you read and send it on your Dojo account


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Thursday 4th March is World Book Day. Did you know that reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success, more than family circumstances, parents’ educational background or income?  Therefore, this year, World Book Day is promoting Reading for Pleasure.

Even though we can’t be together as a school we can still join in with World Book Day from our homes. Have a look at the ideas on the “Become a reading superhero this World Book Day” poster. It would great if you could carry out at least one of the suggested activities. Photograph yourself dressed up or the work you complete and send it to school via Class Dojo.

Log onto on Thursday 4th March and go to the “families” tab for other book activities including Share a Story Live, World Book Day Author and Illustrator Academy, World Book Day Book Club and Share a Story Corner.

When we return to school on the 8th March everyone will receive a £1 book token that can be used in bookshops and supermarkets to put towards the purchase of a book.

Reading to your child

At this stage, it is still very important for children to read with you and to hear others modelling reading. This allows children to share their ideas and opinions about the stories they have just read.

If you’d like to listen to David Walliams reading one of his own stories (Ages 8-10) Click Here

How many of these books have you already read? Why not set yourself a challenge and see how many you can read before the end of year 5 or 6? Remember to write all of your books in your reading record and send me a picture each week, so I can see all of the great reading you are doing!!!

How to be a reading detective and help your child at home – follow the prompts below. The children will be familiar with these statements as we use them as part of our guided reading sessions.

Reading Detectives