Home Reading Heroes
Home Reading Heroes is an initiative to encourage more children to read for pleasure at home, in the form of a whole school reward system. When a child reads at home, parents acknowledge this in their communications book, when at school this is converted to a number of minutes (10 minutes per read) and contributes towards our school total.
Our school target is 25,000 minutes a term, which equates to every child reading at least four times a week. If the children are successful, they are rewarded with a whole school afternoon of golden time at the end of term. The top readers in the school will also receive stickers; bronze for reading 4 times per week, every week, silver for 5 times and gold for 6 times or more. There is also another reward! The child who has read the most number of minutes in each class can select their very own book to keep, and their photo goes up on our Home Reading Heroes display.
Comment from Ofsted (April, 2017):
"Much has been done to improve the teaching of reading. Teachers promote an enjoyment of reading. The library is well stocked. Pupils receive rewards for becoming ‘home reading heroes’ by reading frequently at home"