Mellor Community Primary School

Reading Champions

Meet the Team


Reports to Governors 22/23

Summer Term 22/23 - Reading Champions Update

As reading champions we have successfully prompted World Book Day and handed out vouchers and books to all classes. Everyone enjoyed dressing as their favourite characters from a book. The Reading Champions spent their pupil voice budget buying scrap books for all classrooms to promote the pleasure for reading. Class are able to write about their favourite books, add book reviews or recommendations and have an opportunity to share this with the class. These were also gifted to class during World Book Day. 

We have worked to complete a very successfully Readathon event this year raising over £900 for children to have reading books and events while they are in hospital. Part of this money will also be used to purchase poetry books for classrooms across the school.

The current Reading Champions (Y4-6) have worked hard to recruit Reading Champions to join our pupil voice group from KS1, Y3 and Reception. During the Summer term the KS2 Reading Champions will be going to read to KS1/EYFS pupils at the end of the day to continue to promote pleasure for reading across the school.

Spring Term 22/23 - Reading Champions Update

Reading Champions have been busy preparing for World Book day and the Readathon this term. They have prepared and delivered an assembly to the school to launch the Readathon event, delivered sponsorship forms to classes and will be in charge of supporting the class teachers to monitor minutes read during this event. The money raised will ensure children in hospitals have new books to read and the money raised for school, will go towards poetry books. In addition to this they have promoted World Book day and decided on a theme – dress as your favourite character from a book you have read at home or school. The children have spent the pupil voice budget on scrap books for every class so they can help children recommend books to read or promote authors they like. These will be given to classes during World Book day.

Lastly, they have been raising the profile of the Reading Champions and are in the process of securing champions for KS1 and EYFS. The KS2 reading champions would also like to encourage pleasure for reading more in KS1 and EYFS so they want to go to the classes to read to them once a week at 3pm.

Autumn 22/23 - Reading Champions Update

As Reading Champions we attended the PGCE English day to talk about how we promote reading for pleasure across the school. We talked about world book day, our responsibilities in the classroom and in the library (to keep it organised, tidy and help children choose books). Students asked us a range of questions about our favourite authors, how we help other children and we compared books and films. We were able to speak confidently about our favourite authors and expressed how the way we are taught reading at school has helped us with being able to use our imaginations to visualise when reading.
Next steps – We need to recruit new members. The Year 6 children have left and we need to recruit some KS1 children. Reading champions will help with this process and this will be discussed further at our next meeting.



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