What are we reading in school?
This term, we are reading the fabulous book: 'Street Child' by Berlie Doherty. We are focusing on improving some of the key skills required to read and understand texts confidently. These include: predicting, questioning, clarifying, summarising and visualising.
How can you help your child with their reading at home?
Short, regular bursts of reading is key. Even if it's only 10 minutes a day, you'll be surprised at how much they learn and improve!
Why not try...
The key is, make it fun - reading can be enjoyed by everyone!
How can you help with your child's comprehension?
If you have the pleasure of having more time to read with your child at home, then there are many different types of questions that you could be asking them, in order to help develop their comprehension and understanding of the text.
The following documents provide examples of questions that could be asked while reading, for both fiction and non-fiction text types. We hope you find these useful!
Are you challenging yourself to read books from our literary heritage?
The Times Educational Supplement have put together a list of books all children should read before they leave primary school. It is your last year at River, how many do you still have left to read?