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In Year Five, children are expected to read each night for around twenty minutes. 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.




Reading for twenty minutes will earn them a stamp on their 'Read around the World' passport. Once they have circumnavigated the Earth, their reading will take them 'Out of this World' where thirty minutes reading will earn them a stamp.