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Your child’s reading experience is much more than the reading book which comes home from school. Reading is happening all the time in a classroom and in school. It is taught in specific reading and English lessons, but children are practising and using their ‘reading’ constantly across all subjects too.

A child’s ‘reading journey’ begins with ‘learning to read’ and moves on into ‘reading to learn’. This advice will help you to understand how reading is taught and developed.

Statutory requirements for teaching reading

All schools have to follow an agreed curriculum in the teaching of reading (and other subjects).
Follow these links to find out more:

  • England: The National Curriculum 2014.

CBeebies Bedtime Stories

Enjoy watching well-known public figures read a variety of stories. You could watch a video at bedtime or during time together and discuss what you have listened to. Find them here: