We use the Collins Big Cat reading scheme at New Invention Junior School. It offers children the chance to read a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and plays across all bands.
Children are also provided with a 'free reading' book that is appropriate to their ability and one which can be enjoyed. Rich and challenging without being too difficult to read and understand.
Children are also allowed to visit our Non-Fiction library and borrow any books from there too.
We have a special time of the day at 3:05pm called the DEAR Bell (Drop Everything And Read) where teachers share stories with their class. This is a time where children can relax and just appreciate and love hearing a story. A rich, relevant book that may be linked to the topics being studied at school at that time.
Children's Reading Records and monitored and we look to see that they have read AT LEAST twice at home every week. We look at how many children achieve this out of the class and this is recorded and shared in our weekly assembly. Children regularly not reading at home are targeted to ensure they are heard read more often at school.
All children have a reading record to record any reading that they do at school and at home. We actively encourage parents to fill this in and hear their children read at home. Ask children questions and talk to them about their reading to check if they have understood what they have read. Please discuss any new words or phrases that children may not have come across before.
Have a look at the documents below for some ideas to keep Sharing the Love of Reading and how to invest in children reading for pleasure...