Parents and carers complete home/school reading diaries/journals. They are encouraged to comment on their child’s decoding, fluency and inference. Parents are invited into class and whole school workshops to celebrate books and read together and in Reception and KS1 teachers run workshops to build parent’s skills in supporting their children at home with their Reading and Phonics.
There is an annual event where children and parents are invited back to school in the evening to listen to bedtime stories. World Book Day is celebrated annually. These events are highly valued and are part of our plan to foster greater home/school parental communication and a love for reading.
We are in the process of creating bookmarks that the children will bring home, that are linked to the Guided Reading approach that we use in school. These will guide parents in the type of questions that they can ask their children as they listen to them read at home.