Each child has a Reading Record. This is a method for school and home to record what each pupil has read and make pertinent comments on their word reading and comprehension; it is a means of communication between home and school. The records contain notes about reading, as well as advising parents of their child’s current reading target and next steps, and suggestions for ways in which they can support their child with this.
Reading Activity Books
Each child has a Reading Activity Book containing numerous suggestions for age-appropriate activities which can be completed at home, based on the reading of their school reading book, class library book or one of their own books from home.
We recommend that pupils complete 2 activities per book - although they are welcome to do more. Whilst the activities are not prescribed, their teacher will monitor and guide their choices to ensure they complete a range of activities focusing on different skills.
A Parents’ Phonics Meeting is held to inform parents about the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test.
Parents SATs meetings are held to inform parents about the KS1 and KS2 reading SATs tests, to show examples and discuss how the work done in class prepares the pupils. The way in which the teacher make their teacher assessment is also explained.