Monksdown Primary School

Monksdown Primary School

Helping your child read at home


Reading at Home

Reading at home with your child is incredibly important and is one of the biggest factors in a child’s success at school. Your child will regularly bring a book home from school.

Reading in EYFS and KS1

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

Your child will bring home a reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

To see helpful videos about how we help your child to read please click  on the image below.

Reading practice book

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. 

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun

Questions you could ask

Y1 questions

Y2 questions


Reading in KS2

Please find below some top tips and questions that you can use when reading with your child at home.

KS2 home reading leaflet Monksdown

Y3 questions

Y4 questions

Y5 questions

Y6 questions