Reading Logs and 'Reading Around the World' challenge
The case for pupils reading widely, deeply and regularly is incontrovertible. We also know that if children leave school with weaknesses in reading that it has a damaging effect on their well being and mental health as well as their academic progress and attainment.
During this academic year, class teachers have been ensuring that reading is taught regularly as part of our curriculum as well as promoting a love of reading through regular class visits to the library. In addition, there have been several whole school events, including the recent Mobile Library visit and ‘Reading Around the World Challenge’. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank the many library volunteers and reading volunteers who have supported regular reading throughout the school this year.
On Friday 26th April, we would like to collect in every Reading Log for every child in every class. Why? We are looking to assess whether our efforts over the last two terms have increased the frequency of reading at home.
The reading records will be returned to pupils on Monday 29th April. Of course, we would expect pupils to continue to read over the weekend.
Please can you ensure that your child brings their Reading Log to school on Friday 26th April. In order to avoid the risk of the Reading Log being forgotten, please can you check that it is put into their bag on the evening on Thursday 25th April.
‘Reading Around the World’ challenge
On Friday 17th May, Carolyn Kennett from Devon School Library Service will be joining our Celebration Worship in order to celebrate Reception, KS1 and KS2 pupils who have completed their ‘Reading Around the World’ challenge by filling their passport.
Pupils must bring their completed ‘Reading Around the World’ passport to Celebration Worship.
We would also like pupils to bring in a book which they particularly enjoyed as part of this reading challenge.