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Gothic Mede Academy

Reading & Library


Our reading scheme has been updated and now follows our systematic phonics scheme more closely. Our expectation is that children read at home each night. Due to COVID safety requirements we are now changing books on Tuesdays and Fridays (in order to give books sufficient "quarantine" time before being reissued) however reading books should be brought  into school every day as an adult in school may read with your child. Please mark in the reading diary when you child has finished their book. We encourage children to re-read books in order to improve fluency and understanding.

Your child will be heard reading in school in a variety of different ways: 1:1, in Guided Reading sessions and during other classroom opportunities. You may find that your child likes to read similar books, or even the same book many times at home. Please record this in their Reading Record as well as telling me about their school reading book, as the children often discuss and recommend different books in class. Attached below is the Guide to Reading for Parents. This has lots of helpful questions that you might like to use to support your child's comprehension skills. By year 3 many children can read more or less fluently and need to develop more their comprehension and analysis skills. Reading just a page or two together but talking in depth about the text will be of great benefit to your child.


Sycamore class will visit the Library on Tuesday afternoons with Miss Clark. The children may select one book each week to share with you at home. The children should bring their book back the following Tuesday morning in order for it to be changed.