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Hawthorn Primary School


Primary School

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Reading should be part of a child’s regular routine. Children should be reading on a daily basis. In EYFS/KS1 a minimum of 15 minutes each time is recommended and in KS2 this should increase to up to 20-30 minutes.


Reading is a fundamental skill and children should be encouraged to read a wide range of reading material to help develop a wide and varied vocabulary. It is important to read to children as well as hear them read. There is no requirement to rush through a reading scheme or only read a reading scheme book. It is far more important that children develop a love of reading and are fully developing their comprehension skills in addition to decoding as they progress with reading.