Year 7 and 8 students have a Reading Lesson once a fortnight, are encouraged to read for enjoyment and keep a Reading Log throughout the school year. Reward tickets (Harry Potter tickets) are given to those students who read frequently, show enthusiasm for reading and keep their Reading Log up-to-date. These tickets are put into a draw which is held at the end of the academic year.
The Harry Potter Reading Draw is a great positive occasion when students’ reading is celebrated and rewarded. Years 7 and 8 thoroughly enjoy the event, waiting to see if they are fortunate enough to win a prize.
Not so many prizes this year due to Covid, but we were still able to secure some fabulous rewards that we know our students will enjoy; Amazon Vouchers for £10, £20 and £30, vouchers for Monkey Forest, Hall Farm Shop, Stoke Ski Centre, Kilnworx Climbing Wall, and Dominoes Pizzas as well as many more!
No photos this year either, those below are from 2019.
Here are some of the comments made by students:
“With reading out loud my confidence grew”
“It is nice to have quiet time to enjoy my reading”
“It is nice to discover new words and develop my vocabulary”
“Reading lessons have helped my confidence grow and have allowed me to share my passion for books with others”
“I always look forward to my reading lessons as it is an opportunity to relax and learn at the same time, and I can read whatever interests me”
“I just wanted to thank you for all your help and support with my reading this year. You’ve helped and encouraged me so much and I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve appreciated it. I love reading and I’ve really enjoyed writing about my books.“
“I always look forward to my reading lessons as it is an opportunity to relax and learn at the same time, and I can read whatever interests me.”
“The Reading Log and lessons have helped to focus my son on his reading and will help him engage in his reading for the year”
“My son enjoys reading much more now and his reading has improved”
“My daughter enjoyed the Roald Dahl books over the holidays without being asked! I was also impressed to read her Reading Log entries”
“Reading is not something my son has ever enjoyed, but I encourage him to read often. The Reading Log is great for both my son and myself as I know he is reading and taking in the story”
“My son reads with enthusiasm and interest. He has shown an increased interest in reading more recently and will often choose to read independently without prompt”
“She is very impressed by the range of books in the LRC and enjoys completing her Reading Log entries as it’s a good way of her to think about the events and characters in the book”
“Enjoys reading and the challenge of keeping a Reading Log”
“Enjoys reading and analysing the books”