YEAR 5: HOMEWORK
The most effective way to help your child improve their literacy skills is to hear them read on a regular basis. Even the best readers benefit from being listened to, as it gives them the opportunity to discuss the content of their book as well as check the meaning of unfamiliar words in order to increase their vocabulary. Our reading scheme enables every child to follow a carefully monitored programme.
Of course alongside our reading scheme books, we would encourage children to read other material of their own choosing and this should be entered at the back of the Reading Record Book so we can check that children are getting a varied diet rather than sticking to one particular type of book or one particular author.
All we ask is that the scheme book is read at least 3 times a week to an adult with the number of pages covered entered into the Record Book together with the date, your initials and any comments you would like to add regarding fluency.
Any child reading the scheme book to an adult on 5 separate occasions in a single week will have their name entered into our regular prize draw and should this occur 5 times in any half term, then the child will receive a Bronze Certificate.