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Summer Reading

Dear Parents,

Just to let you know that all school reading books will need to be handed back to school no later than Friday 15th July. This is to allow an audit of all library books to take place to ensure we are stocked for the next academic year.

Children in Key Stage 2 will still be able to keep reading books within their Accelerated Reader Zpd Range, as these books are not solely specific to a school reading scheme. To find out which books your child can read please follow the link below to AR Bookfinder (this link can also be found on our school webpage). This will allow you or your child to search for books of interest within their reading range. Please remember that these books can come from the local library, home bookshelves or bookshops.

 We would appreciate it if you would actively encourage your child to continue reading throughout the Summer Holidays as reading confidence and ability has been seen to dip after long sustained periods of not reading. We would also encourage the children to experiment with the types of books they read to explore different authors and genres of writing.

Within Key Stage 2, all children will take a Star Reader Test in the Autumn Term to determine their new Zpd range.

If your child will be moving into Year 3 from Year 2 in September, a reading meeting will be held during the Autumn Term to explain how Accelerated Reader works.

Thank you for your co-operation, ensuring Bushmead Primary continues to be a school which encourages and celebrates the joy of reading.

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

Miss Kirby