We LOVE Reading at Cherrywood!
Look at the links below to find out how to help support your child at home with reading:
Miss Bowen and Mrs Hazelton 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Reading Workshops Information
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
Reading tips and fun for young children
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
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