Looking to Help your Child in their Reading and Writing?

Use this page to help you find website links and guidance on supporting your child at home.



Supporting Reading

Top Tips for Bedtime Story Reading

  • Find a special place

  • Find somewhere with no distractions

  • Sit in a position where you can both see the book

  • Keep roughly to the same time each day

  • 10-15 minutes is long enough – don’t force your child if they are not interested

  • Cuddle up together

  • Talk about the pictures – you don’t have to read the whole book

  • Relate the story to real life (e.g Do you remember when we saw a dog like that?)

  • It’s fine to read the same book over and over again. This shows you have a child who loves books and is on the way to becoming an enthusiastic reader

Take the lead from your child

  • You don’t have to start at the beginning

  • You can skip pages

  • You don’t have to finish the book

  • You can change the words

  • Let the child take turns

  • Choose books with rhythm and rhyme

Click on the links below to find possible books that would be suitable for your child to read.

When you are reading with your child, it is important that you ask them questions about what they have read so that they show you they have understood the text.

Click on the links below to find questions that you could ask your child whilst you are reading with them.

Key Stage 2 Questions

(these can also be adapted for KS1 )

As the new English curriculum commences this year, there are new words and terminology that you may hear your child speaking about at home or see them written on homework. 

Please use the English glossaries below to keep up to date with the terminology that your child may be hearing and using in the classroom.