Berridge Primary and Nursery SchoolWorking Together to Achieve Success


Reading at Home


Each child will read or review their book at least every fortnight.

Children choose their next book themselves, with guidance from

their teacher. There are a range of different books in school which are grouped into coloured bands. School staff will sign or stamp the reading diary when they have read with

your child.



Children in reception and year 1 will be given two books to read at home. A reading practice book for phonics and a sharing book. Please see the phonics section on this page for more details.


Children in other parts of school may be given additional support with the phonics in reading.


What School Expects from Parents:

Read at least three times a week. The more often your child reads,

and especially with your support, the more quickly they will progress.


As children start reading, a good guide to how long they should

read is 5 minutes. By the time a child is in year 6, they should be reading for 15-20 minutes or longer.

If your child is an independent reader, please ask them about their book, and sign in their diary when they have read. Asking questions will help improve their reading comprehension