Reading at home
- In Year 5 your child should be reading for approximately 25 – 30 minutes per night.
- Encourage your child to establish a routine for reading. Modelling your own enjoyment of reading for pleasure also has an impact.
- Reading material needs to be varied – fiction and non-fiction.
- Your child may read books from home or the library, or books may be borrowed from the class book corner.
- Your child may be provided with a reading book from the school reading scheme.
- Please sign your child’s Reading Record Book when they have read and return to school every Monday.
- When 5 signatures have been achieved, your child will receive a star and a raffle ticket that is entered into the termly prize draw. As they continue to read they will earn Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.
There are some suggested ways of learning:
– Create a story containing 6/7etc or all of the words.
-Write them out in chalk in different ways (e.g. as big as possible, as small as possible, joined up etc.)
-Make word searches containing the words
-Order them from hardest or easiest or find the hardest and easiest word. Discuss why.
-Sheet-fill in the missing words
-How many different sentences can they think of containing the word _____ ?