In Key Stage 1 this will be in the form of a reading rainbow. The children will be encouraged to read at home and will be rewarded each time they read by moving around the colours of the rainbow. They will initially start on the purple rainbow and this will be marked off by the teacher. (Please do not mark on the rainbow yourself.) After reading 5 times at home they will reach their first gold coin. A gold sticker will be given at this point and stuck on the chart. They will then move onto the blue rainbow. Once the child has read 10 more times at home they reach their next coin. After the yellow rainbow and finally the red rainbow they will reach the treasure chest. The prize for reaching the treasure chest will be a visit to Mr Churchill to choose a book from his bookshelf (which he will sign) to keep and bring home.
We hope the children in EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 will enjoy following the reading rainbow, they will find out all about it on Monday in assembly. The rainbows will be stored inside the front cover of the children's reading journals and new rainbows will be added each time a child completes one - giving them more chances to get to the treasure.
Introducing the Key Stage 2 reading incentive: The Great Reading Race!
In order to incentivise reading and develop an inquisitive approach to books, Monday 21st October 2019 sees the launch of the Great Reading Race in Key Stage 2. Pupils will be challenged to read a range of different texts, books, magazines and newspapers, completing ‘races’ of different lengths.
For example, the ‘triathlon’ challenges children to read three books: a fiction text, a non-fiction text and a poem. When they complete this race, they will be rewarded with a prize. The races get progressively longer, with more prizes along the way, culminating with the ‘Marathon’ in which the children must read 26 different books and texts!
Details of what the children read as part of the incentives scheme will be in their reading journals – and the titles can be recorded in the reading journal and signed off by parents as well as teachers! See below for the ‘track’ with details of all the different races.
Mr Churchill’s bookcase is stocked up! Who will be the first to be rewarded for reading at home?
Congratulations to Sophia from Cherry class for being the first person to complete the Reading Rainbow. Sophia has read 50 books & collected her prize from Mr Churchill earlier today. Well done Sophia.