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May 18 2018




It is really important to read as much as possible with your child. Research shows that children who are helped at home make better progress in school. By enjoying books together and sharing a love of stories from the earliest age, will help your child develop. Children regard reading as a special kind of sharing because they have your personal attention and reading with your child can be fun and very rewarding. At Bedmond Academy we teach early reading through the Letters and Sounds programme. 

This page provides information on

• Tips on reading with your EYFS and KS1 child

• The importance of reading with your KS2 child

Practising Early Reading Skills

The books that your child brings home from school should be at the right level for your child. These are banded reading books, and are written to ensure steady progress and success. 

You can find our tips on reading with your child in the document below.

Helping your child with their reading EYFS and KS1

Phonics Support

The Fluent Reader

It is important to continue reading with even the most fluent reader right up to Year 6. As the text that your child is reading, both in school and at home, becomes increasingly more difficult, you can help your child to develop the skills required to obtain a deeper understanding of what they are reading.

The document below provides some guidance on how you can help.

Helping your child with their reading KS2

Book Suggestions

Looking for ideas for age appropriate books for your child, now that they have moved on to independent reading? Check out the suggested reading lists below.

Banded Books

We launched new banded reading books across the whole school.  Please read the letter below to find out more.

Book Band Information