Reading at Hillside

A big thank you to all the children and parents that have already dropped reading books, library books and reading for pleasure books off at school. There are still some to be returned and we kindly ask that they are dropped off by the end of next week. The book box is still situated outside the school and book bags including all books and your child’s reading diary can be dropped off from 8:45am – 3:30pm.

Please remember that for children in Years 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 that reading is currently being set online through Purple Mash. When your child logs on to Purple Mash they will find two reading tasks to complete. We want to urge all children to complete this weekly reading, whether your child completes it individually or it could be a shared reading experience involving an adult or older sibling. If you have any issues logging on to Purple Mash, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will be happy to help.

For those children in EYFS, we want to encourage parents to access the Oxford Owl website and create a home learning account using the following link:

This is free of charge and will give you access to a range of picture and worded books that follow the scheme that is used in school. We would recommend reading at least three books each week to ensure they are having the constant word reading practise and comprehension discussion that is so crucial in early reading.

On the Hillside website, you will find a range of comprehension questions that may support you in checking that your child has understood what they have read. These can be found on the Hillside website under the English reading page or on the home learning page.