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Top tips for helping pupils improve their reading skills at home

Although the SATs may not be taking place this year, while children are continuing their education at home, we’ve compiled our top tips to help pupils improve their reading skills. This will not only allow them to continue improving their skills but will also prepare them for progression to year 7.

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Top tips for helping your children practise their reading at home

The level of difficulty in the Reading section of the Key Stage 2 curriculum has increased significantly over the past five years. While schools are closed due to the Covid-19 outbreak, here are some top tips to support your children in improving their reading skills.

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Three schools’ strategies for improving reading speed and overall reading confidence

Our Year 6 pupils are expected to achieve ever deeper knowledge in their reading every year, but in 2019 the pace required to read and understand the three texts was thrust up a gear again. In many schools, a common focal point this academic year has been to push on children’s pace of reading (and responding) to endeavour to address the seemingly relentless challenge.

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World Diabetes Day 2019

To mark World Diabetes Day tomorrow (Thursday 14th November), we're giving away a free extract from Bionic T1D by Nina Wadia, a Reading Planet story about a young boy with very special super powers...

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Black History Month: Why every child should see themselves in a book

As Black History Month draws to a close, Hamish Baxter (Assistant Commisioning Editor at Rising Stars) discusses the importance of diversity in children's books and reading schemes. 

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Highlights from the Reading Planet Tour

The Reading Planet Tour is over but what a fantastic few weeks it was! We met Take a look at some pictures from the events which took place across the UK. 

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SATs results day - Reading 2019

The 2019 Key Stage SATs results have been published. For reading, the percentage of pupils achieving the expected standard is 73%. 

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Why author visits are important

Ahead of his Reading Planet Tour events, Gareth P. Jones (author of the new Project series) reflects on why school pupils benefit from meeting an author. Read more »
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Reading Planet is going on tour... winners revealed!

Last term, we launched a nationwide competition for schools to win a visit from a Reading Planet author. We received hundreds of entries from across the country. After much deliberation, the winners have now been chosen and the tour kicks off next week in Scotland.  

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Rising Stars Summer Reading Challenge Launch!

We're super excited to tell you all about the launch of the Rising Stars Summer Reading Challenge!

In this blog we'll tell you all about how you and your child can get involved and be in with a chance of winning a £60 Go Ape voucher. We'll also take a look at why and how you should be encouraging your child to read for pleasure.

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