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Supporting you Child at Home in English

Focus on Reading

At Moor Allerton Hall we focus most of our homework time on reading as the ability to read is vital for you child's overall progression. This is why it is one of MAHP's most important aspects of our school/home partnership. Reading builds up self confidence and opens up future learning at school and in life. Research shows that children who are supported at home with their reading make better progress in all subjects at school.

As well as Reading at home, we understand that some families might want to work on other areas of the English curriculum with their children. With this in mind, we have provide some resources, challenges and advice for families to explore spellings and writing.

Reading at Home

How often should my child read?

Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week (daily is even better!). For developing readers (EYFS to Year 2) this should be with an adult. As children become more fluent, from Year 3 onwards, this could be independent.

However, parents must sign the reading record book at least 3 times a week to show the class teacher that your child has read with you, or has read their book independently. If your child is reading independently, spending time talking about the story and playing word games will support them e.g. finding rhymes, spot the synonyms.

What to expect from my child's class teacher:

➢ If your child reads at home regularly and goes above and beyond, this will be recognised in class.

➢ However, the class teacher will check and contact you if your child is not reading at home to find out the reasons why.

➢ If you have any problems listening to your child read, please speak to the class teacher as we will be able to offer some support.

Reading at Home Advice

Books to read at Home

Spellings at Home

You may want to review your child's spellings with them each week. This is not an expectation by the school but it may help your child feel more confident with their spellings if you spend a small amount of time practising them at home. Use the support and guidance below to help make this fun and engaging while your child learns.

Advice for Spellings at Home

Spelling Lists