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Reading at Home

Reading books and homework diaries


Reading frequently at home really can make a difference to a child's progress and attainment, not just in reading but across the curriculum. 


Reading books and homework diaries should be brought into school and taken home daily.


Children are allocated a coloured book-band based on their reading attainment and they are encouraged to choose their own book from this band. When they have finished reading a book, children can change their books at certain times during the school day. They may sometimes be encouraged to reread books to support their reading fluency and comprehension.


Rainbow Reading

The children are challenged to take part in daily reading. This can be with an adult, or independently, at home. Children can read their school reading book, or a text of their choice! It all counts! It doesn’t need to be a whole book, but just a reading session.


Once the child has read, a parent/carer needs to evidence this in their reading diary so the teacher can add this to their bookworm. There are 7 bookworms that follow the colours of the rainbow. The children need to read 25 times at home to complete each bookworm. After which, they will receive a sticker in their reading diary, as well as a pin badge for termly milestones! 


Children will receive a pin badge for reaching the orange, green, and indigo milestones. Children who complete the entire challenge will receive a special badge to show their fantastic achievement.


Reading for pleasure has a strong link to progress and attainment in reading. Therefore, we hope that this challenge will go some way into inspiring the children to read, not only as part of their learning, but for pleasure and enjoyment.


Thank you for your support and happy reading!