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Children across the school are asked to read a minimum of 3 times per week. For every 5 reads the children will earn a raffle tickets which will be entered into a termly raffle draw where they will have the opportunity of winning a prize.


In addition, the children will also be working towards earning certificates, which will be presented in collective worship, for the number of reads they achieve. Children will be expected to read a minimum of 3 times a week but are encouraged to read on a daily basis as certificates will be awarded for each 30 reads they achieve.


Please remember to write in and sign their contact book!




Reading tips


The following are a few tips to keep in mind as your child learns to read:


•Set aside a time every day to read together. Many children like to have stories read to them at bedtime. This is a great way to wind down after a busy day and get ready for sleep.


•Leave books in your child's room for them to enjoy on their own.


•Read books that your child enjoys.

If you have young children, please make sure that you read to them. Try to do this once a day. We can give you books to read to your children but you can get some books from the local library, some local shops, from catalogues and from online shopping.

The most important thing you should do is make sure that your children see plenty of books or magazines or comics – or all three.

Why is this all so important?

Being able to read impacts into everything your child does.

We know from research all over the world that children who read widely and often and who have plenty of books or magazines to read do better at school than children who don’t have books and magazines.