In Spring Term 1 2019, we launched the Reading Rocket Challenge for all children to take part in. It is important to note that this has not replaced our reading scheme but runs 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 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.
Children are enjoying the challenge:
Recently, our school has introduced the Reading Rocket Challenge. This is all about getting us to read a bit more. There are separate books for class R, 1+2 and 3+4 and 5+6. Once we have read the book we explain to the teacher what it was all about and it gets recorded in our reading rocket booklets. Once we have three recorded books we get a bronze award, six for a silver and nine for a gold. So far we have been awarded a bronze award.
I think that this scheme is a good way to keep us children reading and giving us a brilliant imagination.
Isla and Freya
We hope that you can work with us to encourage your child to take part.