Your child will have at least two books on the go! One may be left in school - depending on your child's reading habits. We encourage all children to read a broad range of genres and so this first book may be poetry, non-fiction, action adventure or science fiction - for example. The second book is chosen by your child simply for the love of reading from the school library. Please encourage your child to read at least 15 minutes every day and far more if possible. Regular reading to an adult - even in years 5 and 6 helps to keep children motivated to read. There are many benefits of you continuing to read to them too, especially if you feel they have a lull in their enthusiasm for reading. A chapter or two from you may help to tempt them back into a new or a familiar and loved book.
This website contains lots of information about how we teach reading and how we instil a love of reading. Please take time to read our policies and the bank of information including the section for parents.
Debate Homework - Due in Tuesday 3rd May
On Tuesday 3rd May, we will have a short debate around the following statement:
'Children under 11 should be in bed by 9 o'clock.’
Decide whether or not you agree with the above statement and write 4 short arguments to support your decision.
Challenge: write 2 short arguments for the opposite point of view.
If you have been chosen to lead the debate, you should focus on your side of the argument.