Reading with your child is a hugely important part of homework. Diaries are checked each Monday and each week that your child has read three times or more at home, they will be moved up the reading and homework rainbow again. This helps to keep them motivated to read, but we hope that the real motivation they get for reading will be:
-in spending quality time with you as parents
-seeing themselves making progress in skills of learning to read and reading to learn
-really enjoying immersing themselves in a book/text.
Please encourage your child to read for pleasure as often as possible!
Continue to read aloud to them too - this expands their vocabulary, their world views, their love of reading and provides lots of opportunities for quality family time and interesting discussions.