Information for Parents

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Support for Reading; 

Below, you will find some guidance for parents of Y1 and Y2 children in order to support your child at home. As you will recognise, we create lots of opportunities for reading within our school day. However, it is essential that children read regularly at home in order for them to make good progress and feel successful as a reader. Children who can read enjoy reading and become even more confident and enthusiastic, having even greater success! Reading school books more than once  is of benefit to develop accuracy and fluency. 

Of course, there are common messages for both year groups, but as expectations change, we ask you to look at the information appropriate to your child's year group. 

Year 1 

Please find below the reading parent workshop powerpoint. 

Below is some phonics games we use in school and during the parent workshop. 

Please find some questions you may wish to ask your child whilst reading with them. 


Reading with understanding is essential. By the end of Year 2, children are expected to read independently and respond to questions about what they have read. 

Below is an example of a reading comprehension, the type of which we complete in class. Reading page 4 and answering the following questions evidence reading at the Expected standard. 

As children progress through Year 2 they should be reading a wider range of books. Many children will be reading 'real' books alongside their school books. They may well have a favourite author eg; Julia Donaldson, Oliver Jeffers, David Walliams, which is fabulous! Reading for pleasure is of course to be encouraged but please ensure school books (as these are closely matched to reading ability) are read alongside other books. 

Below, is a booklist of books your child may want to share at home. 

The leaflet below will give you further 'top tips' in order to support your child at home.

In conclusion, at the end of Y2 teachers make a judgement for all children against expected standards for reading. At Albrighton Primary School, we very much value the support of parents. In order for children to reach their full potential, we recognize that parents have a vital role. 

To support your child’s progress in Reading we would ask that 

  • Children read regularly at home (on most days) 
  • Parents ask children questions about what they have read to check for understanding 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Mrs Martin,   Miss LeBrun and Mr Sibley.