Daily Archives: September 1, 2017

Parent Information Evening and Fluency Reading

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Parent Information Evening

A huge thank you to all the parents who were able to join us at the Information Evening. It was great to meet you and to have the chance to share some information about the year ahead. Please click on the link below to view the slides we shared.


Home Reading

Fluency books will start coming home next Monday 4th September.

To grow as readers students need opportunities to build their confidence and practice. Fluency books provide a resource for students to practice reading independently, to reread and to share their reading success with family members.

Fluency books are ‘just right’ books based on teacher assessment. Students should be able to read them independently or read them confidently to someone at home.

Year 2 students will bring home THREE books on Monday to be returned on Thursdays and THREE books on Thursday to return the following Monday.

Books are placed in the return box in the classroom as part of morning routines. Students select and scan new fluency books during class time as part of their language learning. At the moment we are asking parents to please sign the reading log Monday – Thursday to indicate that your child has been reading. Also use this space to communicate any important messages to the teacher regarding reading at home.

As students journey through Year 2 and become increasingly confident as readers they are encouraged and taught to make reading choices based on interest and appropriateness. As a result, our Year 2 students can also take out FOUR library books.

Over the coming weeks we will be sharing further information about ways you can support reading at home and if you are a new DC parent remember you can sign up for the parent workshop on Tuesday 12 September.