Mellor Community Primary School

Reading Champions

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Reports to Governors 22/23

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.

Report to Governors 21/22

Summer 21/22 - Reading Champions Update

We are a newly formed group this year and have enjoyed developing pleasure for reading across the school. We have been working hard to make sure the children have lots of different books to read in our classroom reading corners. We have been given £400 and set the challenge to finds books that represent our culture, well-being and diversity. Each of us have spent time researching and developing a list of books suitable for all age groups across the school which we will be purchasing in the summer term.

As reading champions we are responsible for looking after the library and recently had training how to help support the class teacher with organising the books when the children visit the library and how to sign books in and out using the computer system. We have successfully promoted World Book Day and handed out vouchers and books to all classes. Everyone enjoyed dressing as their favourite characters from a book.

Our next meeting will focus on how to spend our £100 budget. We are looking at the use of scrap book, book reviews for each classroom. This will enable child from each class to add book reviews or recommendation to the scrap book which will then be displayed in their book corners. We also want to look at how we can display and organise books in the library area to promote our book recommendation for the children when they visit during their weekly library slot. 



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