We are the Champions!

Research from the National Literacy Trust suggests that young people, who read at home are 13 times more likely to read above the expected level for their age! We have received a great deal of positive feedback from parents over the last six years about how Reading Champions has motivated their children to read and developed their love of books. We are delighted that Reading Champions is going brilliantly well at the moment and we have already awarded 15 Gold Reading Champion Awards! Reading Champions is for all children and it often inspires and motivates reluctant readers to achieve Gold. We are now on the final push to get as many award winners as possible and look forward to a special celebration in the second half of this term for all our Gold Winners.

Here is a reminder of how Reading Champions works, so that even more children can work to excel in their reading:

Bronze Reading Champion. Children are asked to read 10 books. One of the 10 must be from the Reading Champions set list and the accompanying questions should be answered. You are, of course, welcome to write your child’s answers for them or help them to write their own. The other 9 books can be any chosen book. For Bronze, 5 follow-up activities are also required.

Silver Reading Champion. Children are asked to read 15 books. Two of the 15 must be from the Reading Champions set list and the accompanying questions should be answered. The other 13 books can be any chosen book and 7 follow-up activities are required.

Gold Reading Champion. Children are asked to read 20 books across the year. All three books from the Reading Champions set list and the accompanying questions should be answered. The other 17 books can be any chosen book and 10 follow-up activities are required.

We encourage all our children to read a range of texts including stories, non-fiction and poetry books. If you need a list of the Reading Champions set books for your child, then please see you child’s class teacher. Please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or Mrs Remmers, if you have any further questions about Reading Champions.