Our new Reading Challenge for all the children in the school started last Thursday, I hope you will all encourage your children to take part. The challenge this year is for every child to try to achieve 100 reading sessions at home or at school between now and the end of the summer term. Each child has been given a paper plate with a picture of them on it. Everyone they read to is asked to put their name and the date on the plate when they have completed a reading session of at least 10 minutes (this may be shorter for the younger children, at your discretion). Names need to be small so that the plate can accommodate 100 names and dates. We are encouraging the children to read to lots of different people, but they can read to the same person as many times as they like.
There is a Reading Mountain in the Hall, with a picture of each child on it. They will be moved up the mountain as they record more ‘reads’ on their plate.
The challenge started last Thursday. Our aim is that all our children will become more confident, expressive and enthusiastic readers through this project.