This half-term (Spring Term 1 2019) we are set to launch the Reading Rocket Challenge for all children to take part in. It is important to note that this is not replacing our reading scheme but is to run alongside for those children who would like to take part.
One of the priorities on our school development plan is to develop a curriculum that is underpinned by reading and within this we are striving to encourage children to read for pleasure as well as reading widely.
The Reading Rocket Challenge comprises of a set of books for EYFS and KS1; Years 3 and 4; Years 5 and 6 (please see book lists). The set book lists are made up of a range of genres including traditional literature, science fiction and fantasy to name a few. All children will be presented with a tracking booklet where they record books read. These are signed off by a teacher once comprehension has been assessed. There is a reward system in place to encourage the children to read a wide variety of books and to celebrate their achievements:
3 books read – bronze award (raffle ticket awarded)
6 books read – silver award (raffle ticket awarded)
10 books read – gold award (raffle ticket awarded)
At the end of each half-term, 2 raffle tickets will be drawn and those drawn will receive a £10 book voucher.
When you are in school, please do take a look at our Reading Rocket Challenge display in the library. There are also some photographs attached to this page.
We hope that you can work with us to encourage your child to take part.