Reading

Reading has a high profile at Moat Farm. It is the key to effective learning. Children are encouraged to appreciate books, to read independently, to make good progress and to take immense pleasure in reading. We aim to foster skills which will remain with the children for life. 

We aspire to support our children to become language rich. We believe that this can be best achieved through reading widely and reading ambitiously. 

Moat Farm brings reading to life

Your child will bring home a reading book that is closely matched to their current reading development. This means that, on the whole, the book will contain the specific phonics and words they have been learning at school.

Please support your child to read this book as independently as possible. It is a good idea for them to read the book more than once to help them practise fluency. If they get stuck help them to sound out the word, or tell them the word and make a note of the difficulty in the Reading Record comments section.

Your child will also bring home a library book. This book may contain phonics and words that your child has not yet been taught. Please support your child by reading this book to them, or sharing the reading together.

Please enjoy reading with your child and chat with them about the contents of the books they bring home. Your comments in the Reading Record help us to understand your child’s preferences, successes and challenges.

Book Reviews