Our Reading Reward Scheme
Why have we introduced this scheme?
Reading at home is one of the most important ways in which you can help your child. Children who read with their families develop these skills much more quickly and develop a love of reading that can last a lifetime. At Plantation we recognise the really important role parents have and want to support this in every way we can, and we hope this scheme will really motivate children to read at home.
How does it work?
The scheme is very simple. All children have to do is read at home and have their Home School Planner signed by an adult. Each day of reading counts as one read. Weekends and school holidays can also be used as reading days.
For younger children, we ask them to read their school reading book. We recognise the importance of all reading experiences, like bedtime stories, but for the purposes of our scheme we only reward when children read their school reading book. Children are welcome to re-read these books to encourage fluency and to improve confidence when reading aloud. We expect this reading to take place with an adult as the children will still need lots of support.
As the children become more independent in their reading and move off our colour banded books onto our Key Stage Two readers and free readers, we realise that they will read a much more varied range of books and sometimes read on their own. If children are reading on their own, please ask them a few questions about what they have read before you sign the planner to ensure they have carefully read and fully understood the text. However, we would still recommend you regularly listen to your child read aloud to develop fluency, expression and awareness of audience. The whole point of the scheme is to improve reading standards and this will only happen if children are having quality reading sessions.
The class teacher will check the planner to see how many reading days your child has achieved.
This year's scheme began on 25/09/23.
What is the Read to Succeed reward scheme?
The Read to Succeed reward system has been designed to encourage our children to read at home and is centred around being ‘star’ readers. The scheme is for all the children at Plantation.
What are the rewards?
- 70 days of reading by 15th December 2023 = bronze reading certificate and festive reading morning with Miss. Hughes
- 100 days of reading by 1st March 2024 = silver reading certificate and World Book Day experience
- 150 days of reading by 5th July 2024 = gold reading certificate and a Read to Succeed afternoon tea with Mr Hanley