Collins Big Cat Little Wandle E Library

We have decided to go 'online' with reading in EYFS and Key Stage 1. Although reading online will never replace the feeling of holding and reading a good book, we are hoping this online library will widen the range of books available for children to read at home. In addition to your child’s leveled reading book which will stay in school to be read with the class teacher, please encourage your child to read the same book to an adult at home. We would encourage children to read every night for 5 minutes but as a minimum expectation at least 3 times a week. 


Home Reading Expectations -Supporting your child with reading

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.

There are two types of reading book that your child may 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.

A sharing book.  Your child may not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.


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. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.

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!


Accessing Collins Big Cat Little Wandle

This will be added as soon as we have the information.