Reading Support

Support Your Child's Reading


As a parent, you can support your child's reading at home. 

Simple things like reading together and visiting your local library (click here to find your nearest Idea Store) can improve your child's reading and encourage them to read for pleasure. 

For more useful tips, click on the link below.


You might also find our Reading Lists at the bottom of this page useful, as each one lists age appropriate books in different genres. 

Word of the Week 2023-24

1. W/C 4th September 2022

Indecorousadjective. Violating generally accepted standards of good taste or propriety; unseemly.

2. W/C 11th September 2022

Arborealadjective. Living in trees.

3. W/C 18th September 2022

Artiodactyladjective. Having an even number of toes or digits on each foot.

4. W/C 25th September 2022

Pasteuriseverb. To expose to an elevated temperature for a period sufficient to destroy certain microorganisms, without radically altering taste or quality.

5. W/C 2nd October 2022

Seismologynoun. The branch of science concerned with earthquakes and related phenomena.

6. W/C 9th October 2022

Fortenoun. A thing at which someone excels.

7. W/C 16th October 2022

Terricolousadjective. Living on or in the ground.

8. W/C 30th October 2022

Ingratiateverb. Bring oneself into favour with someone by flattering or trying to please them.

9. W/C 6th November 2022

Laudableadjective. (Of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.

10. W/C 13th November 2022

Languidadjective. Weak or faint from illness or fatigue.

11. W/C 20th November 2022

Tyronoun. A beginner or novice.

12. W/C 27th November 2022

Orrerynoun. An apparatus for representing the positions, motions, and phases of the planets, satellites, etc., in the solar system.

13. W/C 4th December 2022

Pervicaciousadjective. Extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn.

14. W/C 11th December 2022

Surreptitiousadjective. Kept secret, especially because it would not be approved of.

15. W/C 18th December 2022

Quellverb. Put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.

16. W/C 8th January 2023

Epitomenoun. A person or thing that is a perfect example of a particular quality or type.

17. W/C 15th January 2023

Pensiveadjective. Engaged in, involving, or reflecting deep or serious thought.

18. W/C 22nd January 2023

Dogmanoun. A principle, or set of principles, laid down by an authority as undeniably true.

19. W/C 29th January 2023

Esotericadjective. Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.

20. W/C 5th February 2023

Acerbicadjective. (Especially of a comment or style of speaking) sharp and forthright.

21. W/C 19th February 2023

Impassenoun. A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.

22. W/C 26th February 2023

Egregiousadjective. Outstandingly bad; shocking.

23. W/C 4th March 2023

Resplendentadjective. Attractive and impressive through being richly colourful or lavish.

24. W/C 11th March 2023

Impetuousadjective. Acting or done quickly and without thought or care.

25. W/C 18th March 2023

Asinineadjective. Extremely stupid or foolish.

26. W/C 25th March 2023

Impoliticadjective. Failing to possess or display forethought; unwise.

27. W/C 15th April 2023

Malaisenoun. A general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.

28. W/C 22nd April 2023

Schismnoun. A split or division between strongly opposed sections or parties, caused by differences in opinion or belief.

29. W/C 29th April 2023

Nuancenoun. A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.

30. W/C 6th May 2023

Listlessadjective. (Of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.

31. W/C 13th May 2023

Precipicenoun. A very steep rock face or cliff, especially a tall one.

32. W/C 20th May 2023

Grandiloquentadjective. Speaking or expressed in a lofty style, often to the point of being pompous.

33. W/C 3rd June 2023

Prudencenoun. Caution with regard to practical matters; discretion.

34. W/C 10th June 2023

Extolverb. To praise highly.

35. W/C 17th June 2023

Pawkyadjective. Having a mocking or cynical sense of humour.

36. W/C 24th June 2023

Eruditeadjective. Having or showing great knowledge or learning.

37. W/C 1st July 2023

Saunterverb. Walk in a slow, relaxed manner.

38. W/C 8th July 2023

Derisionnoun. Ridicule; mockery.

39. W/C 15th July 2023

Tenetnoun. A principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.

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