Reading is P.O.W.E.R
Our fabulous reading scheme at school has really taken off with hundreds of P.O.W.E.R teddies collected as well as some book tokens and one top prize of a family day out!
Children and staff have already been ‘extreme reading’ and with so much more planned we decided to hold a P.O.W.E.R Reading Challenge Day.
The day was completely focused on reading and enjoying books.
Everywhere I went I found children reading. Reading wrapped in fleece blankets, under tables, outside, inside, everywhere and all engrossed and happy!
During the day the children filled our new reading shed and held a competition to name it. The Reading Bonanza Shed is now officially open every playtime.
Book corners were updated and class book clubs launched with books chosen and ordered by the children.
We held a library book amnesty allowing all children to take home a new library book (even if theirs was lost down the sofa somewhere).
We sent library information to all of our parents and had a visit from a wonderful librarian, Tricia, from the newly opened Quorn library. Children who join the library and take out some books to read will earn even more power points.
We have also launched a family book swop in the Woodhouse. Children can pop a book they have enjoyed into the tub and take one out to borrow for free. Each ‘swop’ earns prizes too. Swops occur at 8.50am/3.30pm and we are leaving it to our parents or older children to organise.
The highlight of the day however was the launch of our READ ALOUD Project! We shared Jacqueline Wilson’s ‘70 Great Books to Read Aloud ‘with Parents and asked them to give these books a go. Parents can sign up to the scheme and earn 5 Reading Points for each book read out loud to their children (70 books altogether).
We kicked off the project by having a whole school READ ALOUD assembly and some wonderful parent volunteers came in and shared their favourite picture books with the children.
It was awesome and the children loved it!
Over the summer we will be launching more Books and Authors competitions for our families so watch this space!