For the first half term we will not be sending home learning logs. However we do want the children to be reading as often as possible at home. Every child should have a book in school at all times which they can take home to read as well. Parents should record when and how children have read 5 times a week. Reading records should be handed in on a Monday morning so that we can check how they are getting on at home. The more times they read, the more housepoints they get! If a child finishes their book, they need to tell their teacher so that they can get a new one.
As well as pure reading skills, children need to work on their comprehension and inference skills. As they enter Key Stage 2, the emphasis changes from how much they can read, to how well do they understand the books they are reading. They should be able to answer questions relating to vocabulary choices, changes in setting and mood, as well as predicting what will happen next. To aid parents with this, please see our 'reading strategies' and 'inference question starters' links.