Reading At Home
1. Make time for each child
2. Find somewhere quiet without any distractions - turn off the TV/radio/computer.
3. Encourage your child to talk about the book, including the illustrations. Talking about the characters and their dilemmas helps children understand relationships and is an excellent way for you to get to know each other or discuss difficult issues. Give your child plenty of time to respond. Ask them what will happen next, how a character might be feeling or their opinions about the book.
4. And lastly, above all - make it fun! It doesn't matter how you read with a child, as long as you both enjoy the time together. Don't be afraid to use funny voices - children love this!
5.As you read with your child, ask them questions about their understanding.
Pupils have two reading books, their Oxford Reading Tree Book and a school library book. To ensure progress, pupils must read their Oxford Reading Tree book for a minimum of 20 minutes every day. Once a child is a free reader we continue to expect them to read a day.