Literacy Report

Getting it right in Reading!

The importance of regular home reading

You were your child’s first teacher and taught them many important skills, including how to speak. As partners in learning, your child will experience the most success in reading when school and home work together. Children learn about the importance of reading as they watch family members use reading and writing for everyday purposes. Reading for pleasure, sharing a story with your child, using a recipe or reading street signs teaches them that reading is a useful skill in today’s world.

Reading with your child at home will help your child in all areas of school. Skills in reading extend across all curriculum areas and is a vital skill.

Research shows the importance of reading on a daily basis in developing their use and understanding of vocabulary.

Students from Grades Prep to 6 will have been sent home with a take home reading folder and books this week. With this, a letter will have been sent home outlining the requirements for home reading for your child’s grade level. If you are unsure of the process and requirements for your child, please speak with their class teacher.

It is really important to provide opportunity for your child to read to or be read to by you, another adult or sibling. Discuss and share books you enjoy reading now and as a child and encourage a love of reading. 

Sarah Mills

Leading Teacher