Learning to read, and then being able to understand a wide range of literary texts, is probably the most important skill your child will master in primary school, and it's almost certainly something you'll be asked to support at home. In this section of the site you'll find lots of advice and information for you to help your child learn to read, improve their reading, and experience a wide range of texts.
Find out about how reading is assessed and all about school reading schemes and then download reading worksheets to develop skills and foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.
Wish your child loved books as much as the TV and games console? Engaging with English is packed with ideas to make four classic books come to life. You and your child will enjoy every moment of having adventures in a deep, dark wood, organising a Gruffalo party, investigating your family tree, creating a photo-story, making a park scene in a box and discussing metaphors and similies - yet all the activities are designed to support literacy learning as detailed in the national curriculum. The books you will be reading and discussing are:
- The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
- Stick Man by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler
- Voices in the Park by Anthony Browne
- Looking after Louis by Lesley Ely and Polly Dunbar