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In Sycamore Class we love to read, and we cannot stress the importance of being able to read and to develop a love of books enough!

Please hear your child read regularly to support their progress in reading. This is a special time to spend for your child as they have your undivided attention. Find somewhere quiet and comfortable to sit without any distractions. Hear your child read for between 5 to 15 minutes. Encourage them to sound out any words they cannot read. Discuss the book afterwards asking them to recall what they have read or asking questions to check their understanding. Talk about and explain the meaning of any words they do not understand to widen their vocabulary. Can they remember the word the next time they read the book?

In school we have a reward system for reading as we value it so highly. As well as reading certificates and badges, Year 2 has a daily Secret Reader reward.