World Book Day 2019: Reading Around the World Whole School Challenge

Why should my child ‘Read Around the World’?

  • To improve their knowledge of other countries and continents;
  • To develop a better understanding of other cultures and environments;
  • To increase the breadth of their vocabulary;
  • To discover new authors;
  • To explore new stories or new information and make new discoveries.

Is this a competition?

No. ‘Reading for pleasure’ is not a competition, nor is it a race.  There is no leader board; there are no points; and there is no final goal or destination.

Challenge#1

Younger pupils (e.g. Reception and Year 1) and less confident and less independent readers will take part in the following challenge:

We would like your child to read a range of non-fiction books (and a fiction book for the imagined land) and find a simple fact about an animal which lives in each of the following continents or locations:

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Oceania (sometimes referred to as Australia)
  • Antartica
  • Challenge: Can you find a made up animal in an imagined land?

Once they have read a book based in one of these locations, record the details on this Reading Passport (to be sent home on Thursday 7th March or Friday 8th March) as well as in their Reading Log.

Please note that we have ordered additional Library books specifically for this challenge – many of these were shown to pupils in Worship.

Challenge#2

Older pupils and more confident and independent readers will take part in the following challenge:

We would like your child to read at least one book (fiction book, non-fiction book or picture book) which is based (or mostly based) in each of the following continents or locations:

  • Europe
  • Africa
  • North America
  • South America
  • Asia
  • Oceania (sometimes referred to as Australia)
  • Antarctica
  • Any imagined land, e.g. Narnia or Neverland

Once they have read a book based in one of these locations, record the details on this Reading Passport (to be sent home on Thursday 7th March or Friday 8th March) as well as in their Reading Log.

Questions?

Please do not hesitate to speak to Mr Lee, or contact him by e-mail plee@sps1.org.uk

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