Reading is a vital part of our learning in Year 5.
Home Reading Books
In Year Five, children are expected to read each night for around twenty minutes. Any child who has read for the expected time will be entered into our reading prize draw each Friday.
Even though some of the children may no longer think they need your help, your monitoring of their reading and comprehension at home will be vital to support activities in class.
Please sign their reading diary whenever they read and encourage them to comment/reflect on their reading.
Shared reading and discussion of the story are very helpful. Please encourage your child to read with expression and to express opinions about the characters in the story, the plot, and what might happen next to further develop their inference skills.
It is expected that children will change their home reader at least once a week.
Children will take part in reading activities each day at school, with Guided Reading sessions weekly. Here, they will learn the vital skills of decoding and comprehension needed to be successful readers. Each week, children will complete a variety of linked tasks including comprehensions, grammar activities, spelling challenges and Lexia.
Lexia is a fantastic tool for supporting your child's reading. All children have an individual Lexia login and, in year five, we expect children to log in to Lexia as part of their homework. We ask that the children complete their personal target each week. If you are unable to login at home, just let us know and time can be provided for your child to complete a Lexia session during school hours. Each child who completes their weekly target will be entered into the Lexia prize draw each Friday!