Key Stage 2 Family Reading Detective Project

Helping parents to support their children's reading at KS2


  • 8 assignments
  • a parents' guide to the project
  • supporting resources such as letters, invitations, evaluation forms and a checklist
  • teachers' notes on how to deliver the project successfully, with practical examples from schools
  • all the resources on CD-ROM so that the project can be repeated year on year


This project aims to:

  • improve children's reading levels, particularly their comprehension skills;
  • help parents better support their child's reading;
  • improve parental engagement at KS2.

It is aimed at Year 3, 4 or 5 children and their families. They work together on an exciting challenge to solve a mystery, developing their comprehension, inference and questioning skills.

The project includes workshops for the children and their families.