The great Ryecroft Reading Race is our reading initiative to encourage the link between school and home reading. Parents and carers are our greatest partners in improving children’s reading and we want to reward this help and support.
In classrooms and cloakrooms each class has a ‘Reading Race’ track where every child has their own 'marker'. Foundation Stage have racing cars, Year 1 'athletics' and Year 2 'superheroes'. As children read at home their marker will move along the track collecting the 4 awards across the year.
Bronze Award – 50 Home Reads
Silver Award – 100 Home Reads
Gold Award – 200 Home Reads
Governors’ Award – 250 Home Reads
The ‘Home-School’ diary is our link to your home reading and the teacher’s individual reading with your child. Please make sure you always record and comment on your child’s reading. This is our key way of sharing information so you understand what school have been working on and school can see your feedback.
Reading books can be changed by parents either in the hall or in classrooms. Some ideas for your feedback and comments can be found below. Please ask your class teacher for any further reading advice.
We had lots of children last year reaching the bronze, silver and gold awards with some children even reaching 'governors award' status with 250 home reads - lets start again and see who gets to that finishing line!
Thank you for your continued support - Let's get reading!
Ideas For Home School Diary Feedback
Each time your child reads, it is important to comment on his/her progress.
Here is a list of comments and phrases to help
Please remember that these are only suggested comments and ideas and we appreciate the limited space available.
Wow what a finish to our Reading Race this year 2017 - 2018!
69% of children had read more than once per week at home (50 reads)
55% of children had read more than 100 times in 39 school weeks.
29% of children had read 200 times or more
16% of children had achieved a governors award reading more than 250 times!
Keep up the reading at home in the school holidays and we will begin our 2018 - 2019 race again in September!
Fantastic results this year!