You might have seen this tub in the classroom the last few mornings. It’s for the children’s reading books. Parents and children need to put reading books and reading diaries in the tub if they need changing.
We have been trying to encourage the children to put their books in when they have read them twice. They need assistance with this so I am asking that you help them to do this in the morning when you enter school. Doing this will enable staff to change books quicker and save time.
I would also like to praise those parents who are reading regularly with their child. 35% of children in the class read regularly (3 times a week minimum) and these children have moved up 2 or 3 book bands in the last term. This is a credit to the support their parents are giving them. Well done 😀.
I regularly check how often children read at home. I will soon be arranging meetings with parents who have not read with their child to find out if there is a way I can support them with improving reading at home.
To support reading skills at home I will be hosting a ‘stay and read’ session at the end of May. More details will follow soon. I really want to help you to encourage your children to have a love of reading. As their teacher it is extremely important to me that your children develop their reading to a high level as reading is a life skill.
I look forward to seeing books in the tub.