Reading at Home

Birklands school prides itself on its focus on reading, we have developed a 100 books scheme that children can access. On a Friday children will have the opportunity to choose a new book from the collection and take it home for a week to share with their families.

It is recommended to read the book more than once. Each time your child reads or hears a book read to them, they learn more about the story itself. Each pass through the text or illustrations allows them to dive deeper into the story's meaning, preparing them for more complex narratives down the road. With fluency and comprehension comes greater reading confidence. Also children often really enjoy reading the book and being able to join in with repeated refrains in the text.

Please feel free to record books that you share in your child's reading diary. This can be for any book that you share together.

Books should be returned to school on Fridays and children will bring home a new book on that day.

In school children will share a book with an adult twice per week. This will be recorded in their reading diary if it is in school.

We share stories in class at least twice per day and our learning environment is full of inviting stories for children to access

Some children may take home a phonics banded book, we will decide when we feel that your child is ready for this stage.

Some children have purchased a school book bag from the office, this makes carrying books to and from school easier although is not essential.

Most importantly we want all children in Nursery to develop a love of reading and it has been lovely to see how engaged all children are in the stories that we share.

If you would like any more information about this please email Miss Kennerley.

August 2022


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