To find out how we teach reading at Clifton Primary School, click HERE.


There are many ways in which you can support your child’s learning to read at home. The most important things are:

  • to read TO your child every day – a bed time story is IDEAL
  • to hear your child read every day
  • to talk to your child about what they are reading and to question them as to how much they understand
  • to talk to your child about YOUR reading – When do you read? Why do you read?

We have a series of ‘Big Reading Top Trump Question Cards’ that can help you when reading with your child. they explain the different ‘Key Skills of Reading’ we teach at Clifton (with child-friendly characters) and examples of questions you could ask your child as they are reading / you are reading together.

Big-Reading-Trumps-Cards (click here)