November 2016 saw the launch of our new 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 racing car. As children read at home their car 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
As we are starting this incentive part way through the year, we will count all the reads that are already recorded in your ‘Home-School’ diary.
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 have had lots of children reaching the bronze, silver and gold awards with some children even reaching 'governors award' status with 250 home reads - well done everyone!
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to starting the race again in September 2017.
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.
Well done to children who have been awarded the 'Golden Ticket'. You will all receive a special ticket which you will be able to redeem at book fair for a book of your choice. Well Done - 200 reads at home!