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Our Lady and St Rose of Lima
Catholic Primary School & Nursery

Learning, Living, Loving Together in Christ

Reading at Home

BoomReader Online Reading Journals


All of the Nursery children will take home a weekly home reader book, which is a story we ask you to read to them at home. This is to ensure that our children are enjoying listening to books and reading for pleasure and developing their vocabulary with the new stories they learn.  The children will be exposed to a variety of story books, suited for Nursery age children which will include a wide range of cultures, diversity and backgrounds. These books will then be changed weekly for your child and they will receive a new book every Wednesday.


We use an online reading diary called BoomReader which makes it so easy for you to read and comment on your child reading at home. By clicking on the image at the top of the page you can head straight over to the BoomReader website. The website can also be accessed via the computer website, or as an app or URL on your smartphone. We expect children to read for 10 minutes a day and log this online. As time goes on, using these online reading journals will also secure a visible online reading journey from Nursery to Year 6 for your child, which you will be able to see and look back on. We have also sent home your child's personal login for Boom Reader, along with their weekly reading book and a parent guide to help you get set up at home. If you need another login please ask myself or Mrs Larroque and we will gladly print a new login for you. 


There are also 'parent guide' documents below which you can click on for more help and information on how to set up your account, get started and use the website. Below are some helpful guides for parents. You can also click on the link below to go straight to the parent guide pages from their website.

Parent Guides for how to use BoomReader