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At Lane End, Reading will be the main expectation of work to be completed at home. Being a good reader is the key to making great progress in all areas of learning.

 

10 Benefits of Reading

 

  1. Children who read and share books often get better at reading.
  2. Reading exercises our brain. (Reading strengthens brains connections and builds NEW connections.)
  3. Reading improves concentration.
  4. Reading teaches children about the world around them.
  5. Reading improves vocabulary and language skills. (Children learn new words as they read. It helps them understand how sentences are built.)
  6. Reading develops a child's imagination. (The words they read build pictures in their mind and helps developing an understanding of characters and the world around them.)
  7. Reading helps children to develop understanding of feelings and care for others.
  8. Reading is fun.
  9. Reading is a great way to spend time together. (Reading together on the sofa, bedtime stories and visiting the library are just some ways of spending time together.)
  10. Children who read achieve better in school. (Children who are good readers tend to achieve better across all subjects in school.)

 

Reading Expectations

 

Please read your child’s reading book with them at least 3 times a week. Sign the yellow reading record and if possible write a comment. There will be ongoing class challenges and targets to aim for.

Also share the library books, read newspapers or information on an i-pad/electronic device, cookery books etc. You can never do too much reading practice!

Learning Opportunities at Home

 

We also have a number of online learning opportunities that your child can enjoy at home - to continue building  and apply their skills and understanding. These include Mathletics and Education City. Links to these can be found in the 'Kids Zone' and your child's class teacher have given them log in details for both. The children will know which challenges they need to complete as well as being able to explore these platforms for other learning activities. 

 

If you wish to support your child's learning in other ways too, you will have information about the areas of learning your child will be focusing on in class, explained in the curriculum newsletters that come home every half term. These  can also be found on this website, under each topic heading icon. For example,  you could work with your child to find out more about the history, geography or science topics that they are learning about.

 

Also your child’s teacher will on occasion set extra challenges, for you to try at home and they might ask you and your children to send pictures to the parents email - to share your experiences.

Year 5 words to read and spell

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