Please make sure you read with your child at home every day. The first and most important skill children need for learning is to be able to read. We will send 3 books home in the children's reading folders twice a week. The two colour band books are for your child to read to you. The third book is for you to read to your child to encourage enjoyment in reading and listening. Your child's reading record must be signed so that the adults can change their books. 



No matter how old they are, read to your child!

The benefits of reading TO your child are endless...

  • You teach them how to read with expression
  • You teach them new words and their meanings
  • You teach them how to correct yourself
  • It is good for bonding
  • Your child will enjoy it immensely
  • You will enjoy it!


It is a proven fact that the more a child reads or is read to, the better they will do in school.

  • Marian Vian Primary School, Shirley Crescent,
  • Elmers End, Beckenham, England,
  • BR3 4AZ
  • Tel: 020 8658 6524 For out of hours emergencies only please call 07595 415177
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  • Marian Vian Primary School
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  • Registered in England: Company Number 9323096
  • Registered Office: Oak Lodge Primary School,
  • Chamberlain Crescent,
  • West Wickham, Kent,BR4 0LJ