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Reading is our focus and is at the core of any new learning. Please hear your child read regularly to support their progress in word reading. Your child will love this special time with you where they have your full attention. Find a quiet place to sit, without any distractions. Hear your child read for 5 minutes - 15 minutes. Encourage them to sound out words they cannot read. Discuss the story or the information. Afterwards can they recall what they have read? Ask them questions to check their understanding. If there are words they do not understand, explain the meaning to widen their vocabulary. Ask them about the word the next time you read to see if they can remember it.

We have a reward system for reading as we value it so highly and it makes the most impact on children's attainment. As well as the reading certificates and badges, Year 2 has a reading raffle and a Mystery Reader reward. Your child will tell you all about them!