Bransty School Loves reading!
Here at Bransty reading is a high priority. We encourage our children to ‘Strive For Five’; reading for at least five times a week, for thirty minutes each session.
We cannot emphasise enough, that for your child to make good improvement with their reading, an adult should hear them read at least five times a week in KS1/Lower KS2. For older children in upper KS2, they should read independently at least five times a week and make comments in their learning logs to address their targets.
‘There is a difference in reading performance equivalent to just over a year’s schooling between young people who never read for enjoyment and those who read for up to 30 minutes per day.’
Questioning your child as they read is very important and we have included a link with some examples of reading questions to assist you as you hear your child read at home. It is integral for your child’s reading ability that you talk to them about the texts they are reading and inspire a love of books within your child. Children that take great pleasure in reading, take great pleasure in writing. You need to model this skill for your child to show them how much fun reading a fantastic story can be! Please strive to read DAILY with your child. This is of great importance to help your child improve not only their reading ability, but also their writing ability and their vocabulary.
“Children who enjoy reading are three times more likely to have good mental well-being than children who don’t enjoy it.” Literacy Trust 2019