Dear Parents / Carers,
Reading is one of life’s most essential skills. At Swalwell Primary School, we hope that all children will develop a love of books and grow to be confident, competent readers. As a parent or carer, you play a vital role in supporting your child’s reading development and the partnership between home and school is essential for success with this life skill.
Home Reading EYFS and KS1
Home Reading KS2
To help build a daily reading habit we have a number of incentives in school. These are as follows:
The number of times a child read each week will be tracked in school on the class Readopoly board and the child will be rewarded at intervals as follows:
10 reads – personalised bookmark
25 reads – reading kit to take home for the week
50 reads – visit to Asda to buy a magazine to keep
100 reads – visit to Waterstones to buy a book to keep
Book Worm of the Half Term:
Each half term the class teachers will award a child ‘Book worm of the half term’. This will be a child who has tried really hard or has really improved their reading. These children will receive certificates and have afternoon tea with school staff.
To encourage children to read a variety of books, in the KS2 library there are a number of books that contain a golden ticket. If a child finds one of these after reading the book, they then get asked some questions on the book to ensure they have read it and then get a creative kit and chocolate bar to keep.
Class must reads:
Each class has a list of approximately 20 books specially chosen for their year group. There are two copies of these in the classroom that the children can sign up to read. Once they have read 10 of these books they can choose a book to keep.
The school has created an online library where each year group can access videos of their class must reads as well as a range of other books that can be shared with your child. Children may bring home a paper copy of these books.
Here is a link to the new online library: