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Home Reading

At Blessed Sacrament we aim to develop a love of reading among all our pupils. Reading not only supports all areas of the curriculum but also provides an opportunity for parents and carers to spend quality time with their children. Pupils take home reading books regularly.  We encourage you to read with your child at home to support reading progress and enjoyment.

Reading is a fundamental aspect of life. The role parents or carers play in developing early reading skills is crucial and we aim to support our families to ensure all children are competent readers by the age of 11.

Below is some helpful information you may find useful when listening to your child read on a regular basis:

Children’s Reading Record: Children are issued with a reading record which should be sent into school each day with their reading books. Parents should read with their child as often as possible and comment in the reading record book. Please look at these regularly also, in case your child’s teacher has written you a message.

Hearing Your Child Read

Learning to read is one of the most essential skills we learn and it impacts on all subject areas. This is an area where parental support can make a huge difference to your child’s progress and confidence. Your child will bring home reading books each week. Please try to spend some time each day hearing them read and discussing their books. Please record when you have heard your child read, the page they have got to and any comments in your child’s reading record. This helps your child’s teacher to monitor their reading habits at home and is a great form of home/school communication.




Parental Involvement

A Newsletter is sent out regularly.  It includes important dates, reports of events and developments in school.  More detailed information relating to class visits and particular events will be sent out by letter when necessary.  Each class sends out a termly newsletter relating to events and the curriculum.


Education is a partnership between school and home.  Parental help is always welcome in school to accompany visits, to assist with clubs and to work in classes.  We welcome your help at home in listening to your child read.  All pupils are given homework commensurate with their age and ability.  Parental support to ensure that homework is completed properly and in time is much appreciated.  We hope that by working together we can help your child enjoy success at school.






Letter Join at home We are part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practise their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school.

How to log in to Letter-join


Simply go to
and log in, using the Desktop log-in boxes, with these details:

User name:


Letter-join will work on the following browsers on PCs:

• Google Chrome • Firefox

• Safari • Opera

We cannot recommend using Internet Explorer for Letter-join.


Go to, select the Tablet Login button and log in using these details:

User name:

Swipe code (starting at top left):


Letter-join will run on the following tablets:

• iPads running at least iOS7 through the Safari browser.

• Windows 8 tablets (8 inch and bigger) using the built-in browser.

• Android tablets (8 inch and bigger) using Google Chrome, Firefox or Opera. 

     Once logged-in, you will be able to watch how to form all the letters of the alphabet using the se same style that we use at school. You can then trace over the letters and words on

ur  your tablet and print out the worksheets from your PC for real handwriting practice.