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Reading at Home

Reading at home

It is important to encourage your child to read and listen to them read regularly at home to develop their fluency and understanding.


Oxford Owl have a free eBook library that is available for you to access; all you need to do is register and login using the following link: Oxford Reading Books


Read Write Inc. Phonics

If your child is being taught to read using the Read Write Inc. programme, you can find books suitable for them by clicking on the ‘Levels’ menu below and using the 'Read Write Inc.' filter to select the right level.


We recommend children read each eBook three times, as they would at school: once to read the words correctly, a second time with more fluency, and a third time in a ‘storyteller voice’ that shows their understanding of the story.


Sharing books and reading for pleasure

If your child is reading simply for enjoyment, comprehension, or practice, just browse the library or use any of the other filters. Your child's teacher will let you know which book band your child is on and when they are ready to move up to the next level. In EYFS and KS1, we have introduced share at home book bags; these are for the children to share with their parents. In KS2, children will bring home colour banded books, as well as a share for pleasure book.

Tips to support reading at home

To help your child learn to read and support your child when reading at home, use the following tips:


The Oxford Owl website is full of information to support the teaching of reading for all year groups, with additional information for spelling, writing and grammar from Year 1 onwards.