7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

Updated: Apr 16

At Booth Wood Primary School we believe that reading is one of the most powerful tools of learning both in and out of school.

We have a range of reading books that have been combined to make our reading scheme. The scheme includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry books which are carefully selected to match reading levels and interests. These books are graded by difficulty using reading levels known as Book Bands. Each Book Band has its own colour matched to a reading age and a year group, as guidance for teachers.

Children can change their home reader as often as they want. Each class also has a class library, so they also have the option of taking a book home from here too.  We recommend that children read with an adult daily for at least 10 – 15 minutes and we ask parents to fill in their reading diary when reading with their child at home. This can be a school book or any book they have at home.

Here's some top tips of how you can support your child's reading:

Mrs Armitage