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Helping my Child to Read


From the moment children enter Gascoigne Primary School, we encourage children to discover the joy of reading. For all children regular reading is vital and your role as parent and carers is very important. This is because exposure to language, through discussions, pupils’ own reading and by being read to by you, will have the most significant impact on their ability to succeed in school and life, as they get older.

English Parent Workshops Year 1 - Year 6


We would like to invite you to attend workshop/information sessions to help you understand the best ways you can help your child with their reading at home. Please see the poster below for dates, times and location. We look forward to seeing you. 

Overcoming Reading Home Learning Barriers


The document below provides solutions to typical challenges faced by parents, when children are reluctant readers.


Reading Home Learning Agreement


Below is a copy of the Reading Home Learning agreement that teachers, parent /carers and children will sign to show their commitment to ensuring the children in our school achieve excellence in their reading.

Book Lists by Year Group


Below are the recommended year group book lists, which detail books that children should read throughout their academic year. This is the minimum requirement and we would encourage children to read other books in addition to those listed. Children should also be reading, newspapers, magazines, e-books (Bug Club), blogs, poems, leaflets, posters etc. Children can access these books from school or the local library, so if your child is not a member of Barking Library we would encourage both parents/carers and children to join, in order to access an amazing collection of books and other reading material.