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Beanfield Primary School

Reading at Home

Regular reading at home is another way you can support your child to become a confident, fluent reader.  There are two strands to this:

Listening to your child read

Each week your child will have two books to read at home.

1. A book matched to their reading level

This book will either be a Read Write Inc phonics book matched to children's phonics level or a PM Reading booked matched to their reading level.  Reading this book at home will help your child become more fluent and confident at decoding words and develop their comprehension skills.

Encourage your child to read this book independently and ask questions about the book and talk lots about the story to deepen comprehension and understanding.  Your child will have a bookmark with their reading books with a selection of questions you can use to support with this.

2. A reading for pleasure book

This book will be a book that your child has selected from their class library.  Encourage children to read this book independently to you or read some of the book to them.  Discuss the characters and settings of the story or make predictions about what might happen next.  As children become more independent readers they may wish to read quietly to themselves - try to ask them some questions about what they have read using their bookmark to help.