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"Once you learn to read, you will be forever free" - Frederick Douglass


At East Wickham Primary Academy our aim is for every child to not only develop the essential reading skills needed to access the curriculum, but to have the enthusiasm and confidence to become life long readers.


The books are also linked to the phonic sounds and ‘tricky words’ we teach in school. They provide a good opportunity for the children to practice and apply their phonic knowledge.


Reading at home is an essential way for children to develop their ability, confidence and passion for reading. The information below will provide you with further guidance about how you can work in partnership with the school to support your child’s reading development:


  • Listen to and read with your child regularly, 10 minutes a day is better than a longer session once a week.  It can help if a regular time is set aside so that it becomes part of a routine.
  • Draw attention to punctuation marks and help your child to read with feeling, e.g. “HOORAY!” they shouted.
  • Encourage your child to read a range of texts such as stories, newspapers, comics, labels, poetry, non-fiction, tickets, signs, leaflets etc.
  • Visit your local library - a fantastic resource where your child can access a broad range of reading material.
  • Ask questions about the text to develop your child’s understanding of what they have read.
This is our Library area in KS2, it is constantly monitored and kept organised by selected Library Monitors