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Reading Reward Schemes

Why have we introduced these schemes?

Reading at home is one of the most important ways in which you can help your child. At school we can teach children the skills they need to decode words but to consolidate these skills and grow more confident they need lots of practice. Children who read with their families develop these skills much more quickly and develop a love of reading that can last a lifetime. At Necton we recognise the really important role parents have and want to support this in every way we can, and we hope these schemes will really motivate children to read at home.

How does it work?

The schemes are 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 please ask them a few questions about what they have read before you sign the diary to ensure they have carefully read and fully understood the text. However we would still recommend you regularly listen to your 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). When they have enough stamps the children will earn their first reward. They can then start working towards their next reward.

With the start of each new academic year the scheme will begin again with a new set of rewards.

What is the Red Ted reward scheme?

The Red Ted reward system has been designed to encourage our younger children to read at home and is centred around a teddy called RED TED, because we want children to Read Every Day and Talk Every Day. The scheme is for all the children in Key Stage 1.

What are the rewards?       

Reception

  • v 20 stamps A Red Ted teddy bear

  • v 50 stamps (another 30) A bronze certificate

  • v 100 stamps (another 50) A white Red Ted T-shirt

  • v 150 stamps (another 50) Red Ted Party at the end of term

Year 1

  • v 35 stamps A Red Ted baseball cap

  • v 70 stamps (another 35) A silver certificate

  • v 120 stamps (another 50) A blue Red Ted T-shirt

  • v 170 stamps (another 50) Red Ted Party at the end of term

Year 2

  • v 35 stamps A Red Ted book mark

  • v 70 stamps (another 35) A gold certificate

  • v 120 stamps (another 50) A red Red Ted T-shirt

  • v 170 stamps (another 50) Red Ted Party at the end of term

What is the Read to Succeed reward scheme?

The Read to Succeed reward system has been designed to encourage our older children to read at home and is centred around an owl. The scheme is for all the children in Key Stage 2.

What are the rewards? 

Year 3

  • v 35 stamps A cuddly toy owl
  • v 70 stamps (another 35) A bronze certificate
  • v 120 stamps (another 50) A white Owl T-shirt
  • v 170 stamps (another 50) Read to Succeed Party at the end of term

Year 4, 5, 6

  • v 35 stamps A book mark
  • v 70 stamps (another 35) A silver certificate
  • v 120 stamps (another 50) A blue Owl T-shirt
  • v 170 stamps (another 50) Read to Succeed Party at the end of term