Reading with your child

Our winning Reading Team in a competition hosted at Roselands involving a team of authors and other local primary schools
Our winning Reading Team in a competition hosted at Roselands involving a team of authors and other local primary schools

Some questions to ask your child whilst reading together.

  • Look at the front cover. What could the book be about?
  • Who is the author?
  • What is an illustrator? What do they do?
  • What does that word mean? Read the words around it to help you figure it out.
  • How can you read an unfamiliar word?
  • Who are the main characters?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • How do you think that character feels? Why? How would you feel in that situation?
  • Can you predict how the book will end?
  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • Is there a hidden message in the story? What is it?
  • Can you retell the story in your own words?
  • Do you like how the story ended? Can you think of another way the book could have ended?
  • Is there a contents / index / glossary? How do these help you?
  • Did you enjoy the book? Why? Which was the best part?

Pupils are making good progress in developing their reading skills. Pupils in years 2 and 6 read confidently with skills above those expected for their age. Ofsted