Read to Succeed
Read to Succeed Reward Scheme
To encourage reading at home, we have set up a Reading to Succeed tracker. The scheme is very simple. All children have to do is read at home and have their Home School Diary signed by an adult.
For younger children we ask the children to read their school reading book. We recognise the importance of all reading experiences, like bedtime stories, but for the purposes of our scheme we only reward when children read their school reading book. We expect this reading will take place with an adult as the children will still need lots of support.
As the children become more independent readers and move off our colour banded books onto free readers we realise that they will read a much more varied range of books and sometimes read on their own. If children are reading on their own we ask that parents ask them a few questions about what they have read before they sign the diary to ensure they have carefully read and fully understood the text. However we would still recommend that parents regularly listen to their child read aloud to develop fluency, expression and awareness of audience. The whole point of the scheme is to improve reading standards and this will only happen if children are having quality reading sessions.
Once a week the class teacher will check the diary to see how many times it has been signed and stamp the diary each time they see home reading (only one stamp will be given for each day even if the book has been read more than once). For each stamp the children will receive a reading dojo. When they have enough dojo's the children will earn their first reward. They can then start working towards their next reward. When they have achieved the levels recorded below they will receive the identified reward:
40 dojo's- Bronze certificate and badge
70 dojo's- Silver certificates and badge
100 dojo's- Gold certificates and badge
150 dojo's- Platinum certificates, badge and book
With the start of each new academic year the scheme will begin again with a new set of rewards.