Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Why is reading so important?



Reading is an essential part of your child’s learning.

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge, a better understanding of other cultures, and also improves spelling, grammar and writing.

In order for your child to reach their potential in reading, it is a skill that MUST be practised. We therefore ask you to ensure your child reads at least three times in one week. Ideally, they should be reading every day! In time, it should become their responsibility to remember to do this.

Please discuss the text with them, asking questions to develop their comprehension skills. Books are now starting to be sent home and we would also appreciate it if they were brought back into school every day. They will be accompanied by their reading record which needs to be signed each time your child reads. 

If you are having difficulty in doing this, please speak to your child’s teacher and we will endeavor to support you in any way we can! Our aim is to work together to help your child achieve their potential.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mead Staff