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Reading Scheme & Home School Reading Agreement


To support the teaching of reading in school by practising taught skills.

To promote a lifelong love of reading.

To involve parents and carers in their child’s reading journey.


How is reading taught in the school day?

Throughout their time at Longford Park School, we want all pupils to develop a real interest in books. During the school day, pupils are exposed to a wide range of different types of age-appropriate books. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their reading skills in different ways, such as reading with an adult and group reading sessions. In lessons across the curriculum, pupils are encouraged to use their reading skills. All class rooms are equipped with their own class libraries.


What home-school reading system is used at Longford Park School?

In our library, you will find our central store of home-school reading books. We use the Pearson ‘Bug Club’ reading books for pupils across the school.


As well as having print copies of these books, all titles are also available to pupils by logging on to https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login.

By using their own unique user name and password (as well as our school code 3rcx), pupils can access both their reading book and additional reading comprehension questions on what pupils have read. The reading of these online books is monitored by each pupil’s class teacher. Please discuss with your child’s teacher which of these options is the most suitable for you to use with your child.


What am I expected to do at home to support my child?

In order to support the development of reading skills, parents and pupils should spend time each day discussing the allocated reading book. Rather than only hearing your child read, it would be very helpful if you could also ask questions about what has being read. Examples of these questions can be found attached to this policy.


Who is responsible for the home-school reading books?

Pupils and parents are responsible for any books sent home. All pupils will be provided with a water-proof school bag to transport their books and homework. It is expected that all borrowed reading books will be returned to school each day. If any books are damaged or lost, you will be sent a letter. It is expected that a payment will be made to the school of £5 so that a replacement can be purchased.


What should I do if I have any questions?

Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you have any issues, concerns or feedback you would like to share about your child’s reading book.


If you have any general questions about the teaching of reading in school or would like some tips for helping your child’s reading skills to develop, please let us know.

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