We firmly believe that teaching a child to read is one of the most important things we can do for your child, throughout their school journey. We teach children all the basic skills needed to enable them to read independently.
We want your child to love reading – and to want to read for enjoyment. This is why we work hard to make sure children develop a love of books as well as simply learning to read.
In school, we teach the children to read through our Guided Reading and English Lessons; however, we also encourage 'Reading for Pleasure' in lots of different ways. We have an amazing and well stocked school library, we offer independent reading time, whole class reading books, Book Clubs and our Reading Buddy Scheme
Encouraging your child to read at home is so valuable, sharing a book, comic, magazine (or any age-appropriate reading materials) with them makes such a difference. It shows how highly you value reading.
We encourage you to listen to your child reading and also read to your child, as this will help to build their language and vocabulary skills, increase concentration and develop creativity.
Our guidance for reading at home:
We encourage you to listen to your child reading for at least 5 minutes each day, or as many times as you can each week. In Year 3, this may be as simple as helping your child with their decoding skills whilst reading; up to Year 6, where help can be given at home to check inference, comprehension and develop a bank of adventurous vocabulary.
Your child will bring their school reading books home, alongside a Booklog Bookmark. We ask you to make a note of the book, then just sign and date when your child reads to you.
Our school has a subscription with 'Active Learn - Bug Club' to offer a range of online e-Books that your child can access at home as well as at school. We really want to encourage you to use this resource as much as possible.
Click on the logo to go to the website.
Click the link below to find a guide on how to use Active Learn.
Your child can log in using their user name and password, which they have been given at school, and is also in their Home Learning Book.
- Child’s Name – Minnie Mouse
- Username – mmouse
- Password – Pupil1
- School code – mcjs
Please follow the simple steps to logging on. If you have any problems with accessing the e-Books, please let us know.
Our Reading Challenge!
We started a reading challenge at Mundy Juniors to help encourage our children to become passionate readers, and to encourage their development and broaden their reading choices. We offer 'Book Worm Awards', where badges and certificates are awarded to the children for reading a range of different types of books / genres and for the number of books they read.
Please find information about the scheme below.
If you have any questions please call in at the school office.