From Monday 9th May until Friday 17th June, all children will be taking part in a whole-school reading challenge. The aim of the challenge is to promote the enjoyment of reading.
Adults are asked to read with their children, questioning them and discussing the texts (example questions are available on the school website). On completing a 20 minute session, parents/carers can sign and date the ‘Reading Monsters’ sheet.
To ensure the reading taking place is of benefit and a good quality, we ask that no more than two 20-minute sessions are signed per day for children in years 3 and 4, and no more than three 20-minute sessions for children in year 5 and 6. For nursery and reception children we ask that they are read to, and for no more than two 10-minute sessions per day. We ask that children in years 1 and 2 read for no more than two 10-minute sessions per day.
A ‘Reading Champion’ title, as well as a prize of a £10 gift voucher, will be awarded to pupils who have spent the most time reading at home and in school. During the challenge, there will be no additional homework other than spelling lists. We want the children to read as often as they can!
Any additional reading challenge sheets can be collected from the school office or your child’s class teacher.