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Reading at Home Information

Reading At Home 

The evidence for children who participate in reading at home is astounding; the more reading the children do, the quicker they will develop as readers. We ask you to be an active part of your child’s reading with good home reading habits. The most successful readers have support both at home and at school.

We ask families to establish good reading habits and routines, therefore we ask you to:

  • set aside a dedicated reading time and quiet space in order to promote the importance of reading
  • read a wide variety of texts, e.g. picture storybooks, newspapers, comics and magazines
  • promote reading for enjoyment as well as for learning
  • Record your child’s reading time in their school diaries 

Year Level Recommended Daily Home Reading Times 

 

Prep and Year 1 Year 2 Year 3  Year 4  Years 5 & 6 
Minimum of  10 minutes  Minimum of  15 minutes  Minimum of  15 minutes Minimum of  20 minutes Minimum of  20 minutes 

Online Reading Program

Sunshine Online

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Online Reading Program

Sunshine Online

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Online Reading Program 

Wushka 

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Online Reading Program 

Wushka 

*Passwords on Learning Space under software tab

Selected Novels, Library Books, etc

To ensure these good reading routines are maintained, diaries will be taken home daily and returned to school, signed by an adult.

Diaries will be: 

  • Checked by the classroom teacher either on a Friday or Monday to track work habits and learning at home
  • Used to organise their learning, such as casual clothes days, student free days, etc
  • An avenue for further communication between guardian and teacher

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Vooks FREE one year subscription offer

VOOKS is a curated digital library of animated books for young children. The company is currently offering free 12 month subscriptions to the program. Anyone wanting to take up the offer is able to click on the image below and follow the prompts. (Please note that the school is not endorsing this product and it is a parent’s choice as to whether or not they activate the offer)