Why is reading so important?
Reading opens the door to learning. A child who reads a lot will become a good reader. A good reader will be able to read more challenging material. A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn. The more a child learns, the more he or she will want to find out.
Weekly reading groups
Your child will read once a week with the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant. Children are grouped in order for the Class Teacher or Teaching Assistant to hear each child read daily. Groups of 6 will be listened to and have their reading books changed.
When reading with your child the Class teacher and Teaching Assistant will be observing the fluency, comprehension and expression of what they have read. This along with other assessment tools will guide decisions in moving your child on to the next level or stage. It is also very important parents/guardians understand fluency and comprehension are equal in your child becoming a great reader.
The books must be read before they are returned, with a parent comment as this is part of our School policy. Please aim to read with your child and sign the reading record on a daily basis.