Reception and Key Stage 1
In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 books from the reading scheme will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned on the following Monday. Books will then be quarantined for 72 hours before being put away, this also includes Reading Records.
Reading scheme books are for children to read to an adult as this allows them to apply their decoding and blending skills.
On a Tuesday children will choose a book from the library to bring home. Please note, children will not be visiting the library; instead, there will be a selection of books from the library put in each classroom and adults will support children to choose a book. The books will need to be returned on a Thursday so that they can be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned to the library.
In Year 2, if children are reading a chapter book from the library, they do not need to return it on a Thursday; instead, they can return when they have completed it. These books will then be quarantined for 72 hours before being returned.
The library books are for adults to read to children as this allows children to hear a skilled reader read aloud to them. It is also hopefully a pleasurable experience for the adult and child.
Key Stage 2
Children will choose two books from either the class or school library. Please note, children will not be visiting the library; instead, there will be a selection of books from the library put in each classroom and adults will support children to choose a book.
One book will remain in school and the other book children will be able to bring home. The book that they bring home does not need to be brought back to school until they have finished reading it.
Once children have completed the books, they will then be quarantined for 72 hours before being put away.
Where necessary, teachers may send children home with a reading scheme book which allows children to apply their decoding and blending skills or develop their fluency. In this instance, books will be given out on a Wednesday and will need to be returned on the following Monday.
Unfortunately, we must ask that children do not bring books in from home. In order to share with teachers what they have been reading at home, please record in their reading records.
Reading Records only need to come into school once a week, this is so that staff can check them and children can stick in their spellings. Reading Records will need to be in school on a Monday; they will then be kept in school and returned home on a Wednesday so that they have been quarantined for a sufficient period of time.
Spellings will be tested on a Monday in all Key Stage 2 classes and new spellings will be issued on a Wednesday when Reading Records have come out of quarantine.