In EYFS AND KS1 children will bring home:
- A book that is matched to their current phonics knowledge
- 1-2 free choice books that they can read with an adult or have read to them.
The children will be given these books on a Friday. We ask that the children bring their books into school each day (so we can read with them). We will keep the books on a Thursday and change them so that the children have their new books each Friday. By keeping the books for one week, this ensures that children are consolidating their phonic knowledge and building their fluency. These skills are essential if a child is to make understanding from text.
Children use the Accelerated Reader Programme. At the start of each term children take a STAR reader assessment, which gives them a ZPD range. Children then choose a book in this range, read it and take a quiz. Children will bring their book home each evening. They change their book once they have taken their quiz. For more detailed information about Accelerated Reader, please see you child’s reading diary.