Engagement resources to share with parents

Below you will find a wide range of practical resources that can be used to support engagement at home.

1. Support parents to know the benefits of home reading by sharing some research 

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Kate Greenaway Shadowing Scheme:

Tips for parents | Coram Beanstalk (beanstalkcharity.org.uk)
Here you’ll find 12 of our top tips to help you grow a love of reading at home.

Further links:

What-to-expect-in-the-EYFS-complete-FINAL-16.09-compressed.pdf (foundationyears.org.uk)



Where to go to learn more

Source Link Support offered
Action for Children https://www.actionforchildren.org.uk Range of resources to support with your child’s development.
Book Trust https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/bookfinder/


Find children’s books for every age.

Tips, advice, reading guides

Bilingualism Matters http://www.bilingualism-matters.ppls.ed.ac.uk/parents-questions/ Frequently asked questions from parents about raising bilingual children (in eight languages).
Boromi https://www.boromi.co.uk/dailyplay-2 Daily emails during school holidays share simple, accessible and play based activities
CBeebies Grown-ups https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies/grownups Tips and ideas for parents



2. Share Top Tips for Reading Engagement at Home


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Here you will find a useful leaflet that you might create for parents and carers.

Click on the image below to access a Reading with Your Child presentation


Reading Rockets  | Launching Young Readers
This website contains videos/ reading readiness tip sheets,
developmental milestones and more.



3. Plan a Book Sharing Play and Stay sessions

Download resources to support you to plan, organise and evaluate a book sharing workshop

GM Book Sharing ideas
Book Sharing Invitation
Book Sharing Practitioner Questions
Book Play and Stay Planning


4. Support families to become familiar with the resources you use in school/settings to engage children’s reading

Reading is often referred to as the invisible process as ‘good readers’ appear to have a natural ability to make sense of reading without a visible process. However, to ensure reading success for all, it is essential to break this process down to enable all learners to acquire the necessary skills for reading success.  In 2018 a group of Bolton Schools worked together to produce visuals that could be used to support the teaching and learning of discrete reading skills.[expand title=”Click Here for more information”]

These can be used with families to encourage children to consolidate skills at home.

Reading and Vocabulary Resources

Vocabulary example 2 – Colour Day 2
Vocab session example
Lesson 2Reading as a reader Harris Burdick
Immigration Lesson 1
_Lesson 2 Reading as a Reader
RSHE example – Listen Wellbeing

Training Symbols and Policy

Vocab Teaching Frames (EYFS, Y1, y2, y3-4, y5-6- New Template
Active Reading Symbols
_Guided Reading Question STEMS
_English Policy 21-22
_Active Reading Training 9-1-2020

Some schools find it useful to share copies of reading records with parents, for example:

EYFS 2021 Reforms
Reading Record Pink Phase 2
Reading Record Pre Reading Skills
Reading Record Red Band Phase 3
Reading Record

The 17 Best Engaging Reading Activities for High School (kidskonnect.com)

In this article, you will find 17 effective reading activities for high schools that you can introduce in three phases: pre-, during, and post-reading. Each cluster of reading activities has its specific purpose and benefits. Best of all, the activities are based on
general principles and flexibility, meaning you can use them regardless of whether you’re teaching English Literature, Science, or any other subject.


Useful APPs

Here you will find a few of the APPs that our children and families love using at home… click on the images below for more information



Vocabulary Teaching Frames EYFS-Y6

Download Portable Document Format (.pdf)

Active Reading Symbols

Download Microsoft Word (.docx)

Guided Reading Question STEMS

Download Microsoft Word (.docx)

English Policy 2021-22

Download Microsoft Word (.docx)