We are still very keen to promote regular reading for all children in the school. The ability to read fluently, and to understand a wide variety of texts, is the most important skill the children develop; and has the most impact on their learning across the curriculum and in later life.
Every child has a reading record book which they should be bringing home every day for an adult to sign. If your child is not very organised in this way please encourage them to remember – and if necessary send them back into school at the end of the day to collect their reading book and record.
To motivate and encourage the children, each class has a reward system in place for children who read regularly at home.
Bees and Owls Class – children collect stickers onto a chart and when the chart is full they are awarded a book of their choice in Celebration Assembly.
Eagles and Tigers Class – collect adult signatures in their reading record book, they are currently working towards collecting enough signatures before 9th February when they will have ‘time off’ the curriculum to take part in an activity of their choice.
Monitoring this scheme over the last term, we have noticed that more children are reading regularly and the adults in school have commented that fluency in reading is improving as well as the vocabulary children are using in their own learning.