100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge

On Thursday 1st March 2018 we are celebrating World Book Day by asking the children to come to school dressed as one of their favourite book characters. We are also joining the national campaign – 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge – in which early years settings, schools, colleges, community groups, parents and carers across England and Wales will be trying to read for a collective 100 million minutes in one week.

The campaign is run by the leading charity, Achievement for All, which works in partnership with schools and communities to improve outcomes for all children and young people vulnerable to underachievement.

Throughout the week-long campaign, children and young people across the country can log their reading minutes in class and at home. Prizes will be awarded to the schools or settings who achieve the highest average number of reading minutes per child or young person. Certificates will also be available to individuals who reach key reading targets during the week.

All of the children will be bringing home their challenge cards on Thursday 1st March in order to record how many minutes they have read throughout the day (both at home and at school.) This can include books, newspapers, magazines, cereal packets – in fact any time they read – they can record it. They will need to return their cards every day so we can tot up how many minutes each class has read and enter the total amount on the 100 Million Minutes website. Click on the link below to find out more.

World Book Day

Reading Explorers Challenge

Well done to everyone who completed our reading challenge this year. We have been very impressed with how many of you met and even exceeded the challenges. Don’t forget to keep sending in your photographs of reading in unusual places – we’ve had some fantastic ones so far.

Well done everyone.

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Meet the Characters

Literal Lucy

Study Skills Simon

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Inference Isabelle

Evaluative Eddy

Polly Poet