Reading and Comprehension


Reading Homework
Reading is a fantastic activity that we can enjoy alone, with friends or with an adult. Your child is expected to read at least 3x per week and may read on their own and place their own comment in their reading diary. However, at least 1 comment per week should be from an adult to ensure that your child is being heard regularly. 
Our Reading Zone on the website has excellent resources and guides for adults to use with their children. Use the link below to support your child's reading or follow the link to Oxford Owl readers page for more hints and tips, as well as free Ebook for your child to read online on a tablet or laptop. 
Reading For Pleasure

Taken from our school Reading for Pleasure Statement:
"At St Cuthbert’s Catholic Primary School we believe that reading should be a fundamental part of childhood and a skill which should be developed to support lifelong learning. Our aim is to develop and embed a strong, sustainable reading culture within the school community. Confident and competent readers will foster a love of reading through a rich and varied experience of texts, in which they are empowered to exercise freedoms of choice and independence. Inspiring children to read is a moral imperative and their fundamental right. It underpins all learning and secures a good trajectory for personal development and an understanding of the world in which they live."
Reading Comprehension
Note down the comprehension you are trying in your exercise book (if working during the school closures) or download and print these examples to try out. Also linked below are some 60 second read samples and guidance for this.
Can you create a story to match the wordless book Flotsam below?

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