At Brington Primary, we expect all children to read with parents or an adult for a .
We ask that parents of younger children complete the reading record book (provided by the school) each time reading takes place and that parents of older children check that the children themselves are completing their own reading record. This helps class teachers to monitor the reading completed outside of school and is also an effective form of communication between parents and teachers if necessary.
For children in KS2 who can read independently, there is not always a need for them to read aloud to an adult every time, but it is still important for parents to speak to and question their children about the text to ensure that they have an understanding of what they have read.
Key questions to ask when reading fiction with your child:
Key questions to ask when reading non-fiction with your child:
For children of all ages, it is crucial that they continue to be exposed to texts at a higher level than they are able to access by themselves. Please try to keep up a routine of reading to your child, even when they seem capable of reading the words in most texts. They will still need your support to learn and think about new vocabulary, big ideas and more challenging concepts. We have a huge selection of quality stories, poems and information texts in our school library and all Brington families are welcome to borrow books at any time.
The Brington teachers are in the process of making recommended reading lists for pupils at school. Watch this space for the final edit! Meanwhile, Ashley Booth has created some wonderful lists for primary pupils on his blog ‘The Teaching Booth’, which are well worth looking at if you need ideas. Many of the books are available in school.
The BookTrust (www.booktrust.org.uk) is a fantastic source of information for those wanting to read with their children more effectively. Please use the links below for additional BookTrust videos and e-books...
Reading with your child (4-6 year olds) click here
Examples of how to read with your child - click here
Topmarks phonics activities - click here
We understand that reading at home can sometimes be a challenge. If you would like any further support or advice, please don't hesitate to get in touch with your child's class teacher as soon as possible: