Individual Reading

Each day we will bring home our reading book and diary. Please ensure your reading books and diaries are in school every day so that we can share our comments. It really helps us if we can read every day and a short comment is recorded in our red reading diaries.


The children are encouraged to change their books independently and are given opportunities to do so every Tuesday and Thursday. Please remind your child to change their reading book when they need to. If you would like to keep a book a little longer rather than change daily, or re-read a favourite book then that is absolutely fine too!


Children are carefully assessed and given a 'colour' to choose their home reading books from. This will be based on the children's phonics knowledge as well as their comprehension skills. When a child progresses to a new colour, this will be recorded in their reading diaries. 


Guided Reading


Alongside their home reading, children will also take part in a guided reading group in class with either Mrs Bayley, Mrs Hallam, Mrs Rigby, Mrs Fearnley or Mrs Gray. We discuss the text, make predictions, ask and answer questions and complete follow up challenges about the text. Children are also given time to explore the text independently. There are also opportunities within these sessions for children to read their books from home, read with a partner and explore books from the library.