Does your child's school send reading books home for the holidays?
DS1 who is in reception has come home today without his reading book as it has been collected in for the holidays.
I sent a note in last week asking if he could have a supply of books sent home to read with him over the holidays as I didn't want him to get out of the habit of reading and he enjoys it.
The note has been removed but up to now, there has been no response. DS1 is on the Oxford Reading Tree level 2. He gets one book a week and after the first read, when he sounds out a couple of words, he tends to read the book all the way through without getting stuck. He says he's the only one in the class at that level (the rest are below him). I honestly think he could cope with something harder but wonder if he's being held back because of the other children.
I need to check with the teacher if that's right and ask her if she read my request, but just wondered if anyone else has books in the holidays or is it better that they have a break and start afresh in September?
What level is your child on at the end of Reception class?
Thanks Nutcracker. If that's the norm then I won't push it.
We do go to the library regularly but I need to get DS1 to read the library books. As he's been going since he was little, he seems to think it's my job to read library books but is keen to read reading books from school as he knows that's what they are for.
Our school expects that you go to the library. They feel it's very important that children get the experience of choosing books for themselves and read for fun, not for schoolwork.
Our school also doesn't give ORT books in reception. The children are introduced to the characters, and I think they read the introductory books as a class. It seems to work really well- at the end of yr1, dd1 has finished level11 and has offically "finished" the scheme. She now read chapter books like Roald Dahl etc. Most children are on at least level7, with some higher.
Why don't you see if your library is running a reading scheme?