Reading at Home
In order to become a fluent reader, it is important that children have the opportunity to read aloud. Therefore we have set out expectations for each year group for the number of times a child is expected to read to an adult at home.
Lower KS2 Expectations
Year 3 – 3 times each week.
Year 4 – 3 times each week.
In Y3 and Y4 the expectation is to read at least three times each week as this has a direct impact on their learning across the Curriculum and it is an essential life skill. Having opportunities to read aloud is also proven to help children's fluency.
Children have a reading diary which is part of the communication between home and school and it gives us the opportunity to celebrate their reading.
If it is that children do not have the opportunity to read at home, we have a designated reading room. In here, children can read in a quiet and comfortable space with an adult. More than anything we want the children to develop a love for reading!