Hey everyone, We've just finished our y2 mocks and I'm really disappointed in their reading scores, they're getting really easy questions wrong. I'm struggling to engage children and parents with reading, we send no homework except spellings and reading. At parent's evening I spoke to many parents about the importance of reading and just got lots of excuses - they don't have time, the children throw tantrums, etc. The majority of my children spend their evenings on games consoles and I feel like I'm fighting a losing battle! We read for 10 minutes at the end of every day (including myself modelling a passion for reading) and children are listened to by a teacher/TA once a week. We also do 3 reading lessons a week (varying in time) focusing on skills such as RIC and answering SAT style questions. I have a book corner filled with every book imaginable - newspapers, fiction, non-fiction, puzzle books, recipe books, chapter books, wheres wally, etc. I also have a class book we share when we have time. I have tried bribery, rewards, challenges (as a school we have read a rainbow and book bingo to encourage children to read at home) but it is the same children who are reading all the time. We also go to the library once a week and I have children who say "I will just chose this one because I won't read it anyway" and it breaks my heart. I have tried every trick I know and have come to a brick wall. With such a short time till their SATs (although I know not the be all and end all) I am worried they are leaving the year without the key skills. Does anyone have any ideas?! I will more than happily try to take it on! Thank you - a stressed out teacher!