Reading Rivers

This page is to provide parents with guidance about Reading Rivers.

A reading river it is an opportunity to showcase the reading journey that you and your child have been on.  It is a celebration of reading of all types, including non-fiction, joke books, poetry, rhymes, graphic novels, audio books, e-books, magazines, sports programmes, blogs and even road signs, board game instructions and cafe menus!  Every form of reading, whether it is from the School Library, from Budleigh Library, from home or elsewhere should be celebrated.

As a family, you can choose to add to the Reading River on a daily basis, or every other night.  However, there is an expectation that you add to it regularly, that you record the number of reading sessions each week and it is signed once a week.  If your child is reading Read Write Inc books, then you should sign the Reading River each time they read their Read Write Inc book.Each week your child should create a new Reading River. 

Please be creative and allow your child to draw characters, write mini- book reviews, give star ratings, use different colours, share books from other places (e.g. Budleigh Library), stick in library tickets and record all the reading that they enjoy.

Nursery/Reception example of a Reading River
Year 1 example of a Reading River
Key Stage 1 or lower Key Stage 2 example of a Reading River
Key Stage 2 example of a Reading River
Upper Key Stage 2 example of a Reading River

Brilliant Reading River examples from Sycamore Class (Reception)

Reading River examples from two sisters (Year 2 and Year 4)

Fantastic Reading River examples from Willow Class (Year 2)

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