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KS1 home reading


To parents/carers,


Over the next 2 weeks, your child will be bringing home a reading record and a colour banded reading book. Both of these should be kept in their school bags and brought into school every day.


Your child will be given a colour banded book that is suitable to their reading level. Sometimes the book your child brings home may seem ‘too easy’ but we want the children to be able to answer questions about the book and discuss it to show that they have fully understood the text. When the class teacher feels your child is ready, they will be moved up to the next colour band.


To support your child’s learning, we ask that you try to find 10-15 minutes a day (at least three times a week) to spend reading with your child and that you sign their reading record as evidence that they have read at home. When you are reading with your child, you can help them to improve their understanding by discussing what they have read and asking questions about the book – ideas to help you with this are contained within the record and on the back of this letter.


KS1 classes will check reading records on a Monday. To celebrate reading, if your child has read at least 3 times the week before and have this written in their record, their name will be put on a raffle ticket and entered into our KS1 prize draw. At the end of the half term, 3 raffle tickets will be drawn and the winners will receive a prize; a book or voucher. Your child will also get additional playtime every Monday afternoon if they have read 3 times at home to celebrate regular home reading.


Your child will be able to change their book on any day. Due to current circumstances, staff will need to clean any book before they are given to another child. It is important that your child asks an adult in their class to change their books with them so they can be cleaned properly. Currently our KS1 library is closed but we are hoping to get this running again soon.


If you have any questions about the reading records, please email your child’s teacher or the English coordinator (Miss Hyam).