Reading at Birchanger
As you are aware our focus at Birchanger is to enable every child to be a fluent reader and therefore able to enjoy ac-cessing the rest of the curriculum. With this aim in mind we are increasing the expectation of reading in school. After half-term children will be expected to read to an adult or older sibling (for an approximate 15 minute session) five times a week. Children who are not able to achieve this will be asked to attend a Reading Session at lunchtime on their class’s allocated day in order to be listened to by an adult. Please note we will be supporting children in school by listening to them read on a weekly basis, for more information on this please speak to your child’s class teacher. As always we are grateful to any parents or carers who are able to come into school to listen to children read — please let Mrs Vessey know if you can help.
Additionally after half-term, each class will be monitoring how many times children have read (starting from Monday 24th February) and children will be presented with a bronze, silver or gold wristband in the Spring and Summer terms’ final assemblies based on achieving: bronze - read 5 times a week, silver - read 6 times a week, gold - read 7 times a week (these are for each term). There will also be a ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ at the end of the Summer Term for those children who have received a gold wristband in the Spring or Summer Terms.