Reading with your child

Read, Read, Read

At Uplands Manor Primary School, reading is a top priority and a key driver for our curriculum. We recognise that the development of reading is crucial to the progress children make across the curriculum and we want to support all of our children to become confident and effective readers. This is because reading:


  • Opens up the world for children, enabling them to access information
  • Gives children the opportunity to explore new ideas
  • Exposes children to new language and vocabulary
  • Develops understanding ad awareness of other people, places and ideas
  • Is enjoyable!

Our school's expectations for reading at home with your child

Our basic expectations are:

Children must read at home at least 3 times per week, and parents/carers are expected to support them and to fill in reading diaries for their children.

Books and reading diaries must be in school every day.


Please read the letter below to find out more about what our expectations are for reading at home with your child:

How we reward regular reading at home

We want to encourage children to read as much as possible and reward them for doing so.  We will therefore be doing the following:


  • Creating reading charts for the children in class.
  • If they have read at least three times in a week, they will get a sticker on their chart.
  • If they get a sticker every week for a whole half term, they will get a reward in school and a sticker.
  • They will continue to get rewards and stickers every half term that they achieve this in throughout the year.
  • Any children achieving this for the whole year will be awarded with a book by school which will be presented in an awards assembly.

Resources to support you when reading with your child

School Life app download
A School Life Website
School Life app download