Reading is so very important to ensure that your child is successful in life. It is also a very enjoyable activity and we encourage a love of books and reading at Latymer All Saints.

To help you to help your child we have put together some ideas:

Make books part of your family life – Always have books around so that you and your children are ready to read whenever there’s a chance.

Join your local library – Get your child a library card. You’ll find the latest videogames, blu-rays and DVDs, plus tons and tons of fantastic books. Allow them to pick their own books, encouraging their own interests.

Match their interests – Help them find the right book – it doesn’t matter if it’s fiction, poetry, comic books or non-fiction. Try our top recommendations.

All reading is good – Don’t discount non-fiction, comics, graphic novels, magazines and leaflets. Reading is reading and it is all good.

Get comfortable! – Snuggle up somewhere warm and cosy with your child, either in bed, on a beanbag or on the sofa, or make sure they have somewhere comfy when reading alone.

Ask questions – To keep them interested in the story, ask your child questions as you read such as, ‘What do you think will happen next?’ or ‘Where did we get to last night? Can you remember what had happened already?’

Log onto “Top 10 tips to help children enjoy reading” for more ideas.



Every student at Latymer All Saints is expected to read at home for at LEAST 20 minutes a day. They are expected to carry out a written task each night which should relate to the book they are reading. All the children have been given a bookmark that clearly states which activity they have to do each night. They have been practising how to complete this task in school but if you have any questions please see you child’s class teacher.