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Reading Information for Parents


Readers are leaders “If you can read, you can learn anything” - Tomie DePaola


At St Teresa’s our desire is to teach all children to be able to read well, to acquire knowledge and build on what they know, to be led to magical places by listening to and reading stories, and take huge pleasure in books. We want our children to be life-long learners with a love of reading.


Regular reading at home is such an important part of a child's learning journey.  A report from Oxford University Press found that children who read outside of class are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age.  The report also offers six tips for reading with your child at home, including:


1. Make time to read- even ten minutes a day

2. Choose different types of books

3. Take turns to read

4. Talk about the book- asking your child questions

5. Pay attention to the language

6. Enjoy reading


Click on one of the learning stages below to find reading lists and book marks (with questions and talking points to have with your child as you read together).


Please take a look at the list below containing fun games you can play with your child/ren to support their spelling development - for each year group from Nursery to Year 6.