We LOVE Reading at Cherrywood!

Look at the links below to find out how to help support your child at home with reading:

Miss Hammond & Mrs Butler are our English Team Leaders at Cherrywood.  If you would like further guidance on how to support your child with reading arrange an appointment with them at our school office or email them at adminoffice@cherrywood.hants.sch.uk.

Cherrywood’s Reading Blogs and Events


What does research say about ways parents can help their children with reading?

The following suggestions have been beneficial to many parents:

  • Provide a good role model — read yourself and read often to your child.
  • Provide varied reading material — some for reading enjoyment and some with information about hobbies and interests.
  • Encourage activities that require reading — for example, cooking (reading a recipe), constructing a kite (reading directions), or identifying an interesting bird’s nest or a shell collected at the beach (using a reference book).
  • Establish a reading time, even if it is only ten minutes a day.
  • Write notes to your school-age child; encourage written responses.
  • Ask your child to bring a library book home to read to a younger sibling.
  • Establish one evening a week for reading (instead of television viewing).
  • Encourage your child in all reading efforts.

Credit: www.readingrockets.org

Reading Workshops Information

Each class teacher has run a reading workshop for parents this year. Click below to access the information provided for parents by class teachers:

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Book Banding Information Page

Year 3 book recommendations…


At Cherrywood we love visiting the local library in Farnborough.  We urge you to visit with your child too!

Farnborough Library opening hours – click here.

Our year 2 class visited the library in January 2017.


Early Years and Key Stage 1

Reception FAQ page

Click here for more information on how we teach your child to read. 

Learning to read at Cherrywood – leaflet

Video tips on supporting your young child with reading

Reading tips and fun for young children


Oxford Owl – Parent support in helping your children learn to read

250 FREE eBooks in our library

Book recommendations from our experts, along with information about our best-selling Biff, Chip and Kipper series

Phonics help from Ruth Miskin

Storytelling videos

Julia Donaldson’s top tips for reading with your child

Fun ideas to support your child’s learning

Information on teaching methods and what will be expected of your child at school


Key Stage 2

What is fluency?  How can I support my child to improve their fluency?

6 Tips for Helping Your Child Improve Reading Comprehension

Springboard Guide: Ten Top Tips for Busy Mums, Dads and Carers