Today, Y5 and 6 enjoyed our weekly love of reading session. Some of us brought a book in from home and loved immersing ourselves in it. Others read a book from school or the First News newspaper. Whatever we were reading, we made sure to discuss it with the people around us and some of us even recommended a book to a friend.
In our reading groups, we had a ‘book club’ with our teachers where we discussed the book we’re all currently reading. We were given a target page that we need to read to before Friday next week – has your child told you what their page is?
Reading is really important to children’s development as a learner – some research even suggests that improvements in reading leads to improvements in other areas of the curriculum such as maths.
You can help at home by encouraging your child to read more often. If you’re struggling to think of books that would be good to read, check out this list of 100 books to read in Year 5 and 6. Also, try talking about reading to foster a love of reading. Here is a few ideas that might get the conversation started…
- Are you enjoying the book you’re reading at the moment? Why?
- Would you recommend your current book to someone else?
- Why did you choose to read what you are reading at the moment?
- What’s the best/worst./funniest/saddest book you’ve ever read?
- Summarise what you’ve read in 20, 10, 5 or 1 word.
- Would you like to be friends with the main character in your book?
- Stop, start, stay – What types of things will you stoop reading, start reading and stay reading?
- Where’s the craziest place you’d like to read a book?
Finally, our library session takes place every Wednesday. Please ensure your child has their library book in school on this day.