At Drayton, we feel passionately that the most significant thing that you, as parents, can do to support your child’s learning is to share books with them on a regular basis. By this we mean reading to your child, listening to your child read and talking about what you are reading. As adults, we are all reading role models – there is lots of evidence that children seeing their parents read is a powerful factor in encouraging them to read more frequently.
Your child should spend short periods of time (10-15 minutes) each day reading, talking about their reading or listening to an adult read. Each child has a reading record and we ask that you record any reading activities in the home. Certificates are awarded using the reading record for every 25 days of reading at home.
The Oxford Owl reading website is a fantastic resource for guiding parents on how they can support their child’s reading. Please click on the link below for details.