Reading at Home

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests that those who don't, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background.

What difference can I make as a parent?

You can make a huge difference! Parents are the most important educators in a child's life and it's never too early to start reading together. Therefore we are asking you to support us in encouraging your child to read at home. 

Learning to read is about understanding as well as working out what's printed on the page. Through reading, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding and allow them to express themselves confidently. It's important for them to become 'word rich' so that they can write and speak confidently and fluently. This is a skill that benefits young people and leads to academic success but also lasts a lifetime.