In Year 5, reading is of huge importance not only for reading itself, but for developing even better writing. Reading a wide range of books provides children with a wealth of information to draw on in creating their own stories, information texts and poetry. We teach the skills needed for reading in whole class reading lessons and our Power of Reading English lessons! A love of reading is directly linked to better life chances!
Discussing what they have read is very important as this provides the children with an opportunity to bounce ideas off other people and discuss elements they may have not thought of initially. All children should read a minimum of 3 times a week and are rewarded with dojos each time they read at home. I would encourage parents or carers to use your child’s reading record to keep in touch with us about their reading and make note of any things they enjoyed or found tricky.
We share a range of books of different genres throughout the day for pure enjoyment! From silly poems and jokes, to picture books and longer novels.