Reading at Rodmersham

We are very excited to share with you our page all about reading at Rodmersham and how, you as parents, can help your child/children at home.  Our new book vending machine has been a huge hit, combined with the Wishing Jar, our children are really loving their rewards for reading.  We have created reading spines in each of the classes so that we can ensure the children have an opportunity to enjoy some high quality texts and you can find them in our virtual library.  


To find out more about how we learning to read in the younger classes please click on the 'Our Phonic's' page.


Helping your child/ren to read at home

Probably the most valuable thing that you can do to support your child in their learning is listening to them read. Ideally we would love to have children read to an adult every day and although we read with your child as part of their English lessons and weekly in a small group, however we are unable to offer the quality one-to-one sessions you provide at home so we really value your support in this area.  We have a created a leaflet to support you which you can access here.

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Characteristics of a good reader

•Excellent phonic knowledge and skills.

•Fluency and accuracy in reading across a wide range of contexts throughout the curriculum.

•Knowledge of an extensive and rich vocabulary.

•An excellent comprehension of texts.

•The motivation to read for both study and for pleasure.

•Extensive knowledge through having read a rich and varied range of texts.