Reading at All Saints
Reading is such an important skill in all walks of life and here at All Saints we put great emphasis on developing the reading skills and creating a love of reading for our children. We realise that not all children are reading as much as they should be and this has an impact on their reading fluency rate, their ability to comprehend what they are reading, as well as limiting their imagination for writing.
As many of you will know, last year we introduced our new reading reward scheme, where children could earn tokens for reading at home and exchange them for rewards at our All Saints Store. Last year, we witnessed an increase in the number of children reading and the amount that children were reading at home. This will continue this year, however children will be awarded House Points for their reading at home instead of tokens. They can then add their House Points earned for reading at home to the House Points they earn in school, in order to make a purchase from the All Saints Store.
The aim is still to encourage children to read more at home and in return the more they read, the more House Points they will receive. Once children have earned enough House Points they will have the opportunity to spend them in our All Saints’ Store. The shop is stocked with many items (mostly recommended by the children) which will be available to purchase for a range of prices (House Point values). Will your child choose to spend their House Points straight away on something of a small value or will they choose to save them up, in order to afford something of a higher value?
In order for your child to earn their House Points their reading record must be signed by an adult. This will be checked weekly by staff in each class and House Points awarded accordingly. For Year 5 and 6 children the ReadingPlus programme can also count towards this.
Children will earn:
1 House Point for reading three times a week.
3 House Point for reading five times a week.
5 House Point for reading seven times a week.
Please note that class teachers have been keeping records of how many House Points your child has been earning, since we returned in September and they will continue to do so.
I am looking forward to seeing the enthusiastic smiles on the children’s faces when they make their purchases from the shop, after doing lots of reading at home!