2016 The Year of Reading
2016 and Farnborough Juniors are celebrating the Year of Reading. Throughout the Year we are promoting a love for reading and encouraging all pupils to enjoy books, stories, comics, magazines and literature.
There have been a range of activities organised and January has seen a very successful start.
Each classroom has designed their own reading corner, to allow the children to relax and enjoy reading away from their desks. The themes have ranged from comfortable fireplaces to exotic beach huts, and all children have visibly enjoyed using them daily. Pictures of these can be seen below.
Every class has received an additional £50 to spend on books. 5 classes received £100 for exceptional effort. These were 3/2, 3/3, 4/4, 5/4 and 6/2.
A weekly reading competition has seen an improvement in home reading this month, and the hope is that this continues throughout the year. Every night a child reads for 10 minutes, they receive a bead on their reading bracelet. Reading scores are totalled and the winning class receives emoji cushions and they are first to go for lunch, where they sit on a specially selected table.
Now we are into February, there are a brand new set of activities and competitions planned, that the children and staff are all looking forward to.
We are asking all pupils to bring in a picture of themselves reading their favourite book or in their favourite place. These pictures will be added to our “Selfie Story” wall. Pupil’s are also going to be hunting for a magical golden ticket within their reading books. The lucky recipient of the golden ticket will get to take part in a special “Golden Breaktime” where they will be given treats and drinks in our Rainbow Room.
We are sure this is all helping children foster a life-long love of reading and enjoyment of books.