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St Alban's Catholic Academy

St Alban's

Catholic Academy

First Avenue, Harlow, Essex, CM20 2NP

Through God’s love we learn together, grow together and achieve together.

As a school we aspire to encourage a love of reading with all our children.  We welcome your support in this endeavour.  The list below is an example of the books appropriate for your child's reading age.  We encourage you to use the local libraries for your child to explore a wider range of reading materials.

It is expected that children are heard to read at home for at least 5-10 minutes a day and that this is recorded on the post-it note sent home with your child. Your child must have completed the book and have their post-it note signed in order for their book to be changed. It is important to check your child’s understanding of what they are reading, especially as they begin to read longer and more complex books. This can be done through discussing the book with your child and through questioning them about specific aspects after or during reading.

Your child will have their Home Learning Diary in school every day as we encourage them to talk to us about the reading they do at home as well as in class. We have reading time every day, and during the course of the week, children will read independently, with a partner or group and with an adult.