Reading at Home

Learning to read is one of the most fundamental skills your child will learn during their time at Fishponds Church of England Academy. Your child will not only learn to decode words on a page, but will develop a love of books and literature that will stay with them throughout their lives.

 

Reading at Home

Reading regularly with your child at home is one of the best things you can do to support your child’s learning. Your child will bring home books regularly at the level at which they are currently reading. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about what they are reading to ensure they understand their books. The book band descriptors give information as to which skills are needed to be proficient in each book band – use these descriptors to target your questioning when reading with your child. The book band tracker will help you to keep track of which level your child should be on throughout their primary education.

 

Reading for Pleasure

Children are read to daily in school, and develop a love of old favourites and new discoveries through this. If you are able to, please read to your child as regularly as possible to support this at home. Please contact your child’s class teacher if you would like support in choosing books to read to your child. The Fishponds Library is a two minute walk from our school, and there is no cost for borrowing books. Please call 0117 903 8560 or email fishponds.library@bristol.gov.uk for more information.  

 

Support

If you require any support concerning reading, please speak to your child’s class teacher or Miss O’Loughlin (Year 1 teacher and Reading Lead).