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Reading and Phonics Hub

The importance of reading for children cannot be underestimated.

Reading for pleasure can benefit a child’s education, social and cognitive development, their wellbeing, and their mental health.

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Through hearing stories, children are exposed to a wide range of words. This helps them build their own vocabulary and improve their understanding when they listen, which is vital as they start to read. It’s important for them to understand how stories work too. Even if your child doesn’t understand every word, they’ll hear new sounds, words and phrases which they can then try out, copying what they have heard.

As children start to learn to read at school, you can play an important role in helping to keep them interested in books. Find out what interests them, help them to find books that will be engaging and fun, and spend time reading the books they bring home from school together.

In our Reading Hub, you will find lots of useful links about early reading, reading at home and parents’ guides linked to our phonics scheme, Little Wandle Letters and Sounds.

Boom Reader App (Formerly 'GoRead!')


Here at Sproatley, children and parents can record home reading using the Boom Reader App. Formerly 'GoRead!', this app allows parents to inform class teachers of their progress through home reading book, information about words that children have struggled with and inform them about any books that have been read for pleasure.

If parents require assistance with Boom Reader, please ask in school or contact the school office and we can provide you with updated login credentials or technical support.

We request that children read at least three times per week as part of their home learning but as much reading as possible is the aim!

Paper reading records are available if there are issues or circumstances preventing you using the app at home.