Sundridge and Brasted CE Primary School

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Reading at home

Accelerated Reader Quizzes (Years 3-6)


Once a reading book has been completed, your child can take an online quiz on the book by going to If they pass the quiz, they will earn a word count score, which will go towards their team's overall word count. The termly winners will receive a prize. 



The following information about reading at home with your child (and much more) can be found on the National Literacy Trust's , 'Words for Life' website.


Reading with your child at home

Sharing a book with your child can be a magical experience. By building story time into your bedtime routine you and your child will be:

  • Entering a shared world to explore and learn together
  • Letting your child’s imagination run free
  • Introducing your little one to new words and meanings
  • Giving them the chance to ask questions
  • Helping them to relax and soothe sleep
  • Having fun together!


Repeat, repeat, repeat

Reading the same book again and again will help your child to get to know the story. Once they know it well, ask them about what’s happening in book and praise them when they respond.


Look at the pictures

The beauty of children’s books is that it doesn’t matter if you don’t read all the words - you can tell a story from the pictures! If your child knows the book well, or even if they don’t, let them have a go at becoming the storyteller just from looking at the pictures on the page. It will help them to improve their speaking skills and grow more confident.


Let them choose

Your child will enjoy choosing books for themselves from a bookshelf they can reach or book box at home, or even ebooks on a phone or tablet. This will help you both to discover the kind of stories they enjoy the most.


Listen up

Your child might prefer to listen to audiobooks. Why not listen together for a completely immersive and relaxing experience?


Take a trip to the library

Visit your local library with your child to find loads of new stories and activities together!


Words for Life has lots of activity suggestions to help make the most of reading with your child.


The National Literacy Trust

Visit For more information about the National Literacy Trust 


Early Reading at Home


For our youngest children and those growing in confidence with their reading, it is crucial that they read books that are appropriate to their reading ability. It is also vital that children feel empowered to show how their reading is improving to their family at home. To support our youngest children to do this, we provide each child in Reception and Year One with the following books:

  • A Read, Write inc 'Book Bag' Book that reinforces the sound that they are learning that week
  • A Read Write inc 'Class Reader' e-book, a digital version of the book that they are using in their phonics group.
  • A Library book of their choosing to be read by a member of their family to them.


Please follow the link below to access Oxford Owl, the home of Read, Write inc online resources: