At Cheynes reading for enjoyment is a fundamental part of our curriculum.
We are continually looking for new ways to promote reading both in and out of school. Here are just a few of the ongoing initiatives we have introduced:
World Book Day 2015
On 6th March we celebrated World Book Day. Staff and children wore their pyjamas to school to celebrate the joy of a bedtime story. Parents were invited into school to share stories and reading activities with their child. The children enjoyed lots of different activities based on their favourite books. Then after school we held a book sale! We raised an amazing £182 that will provide prizes for our Golden Ticket reading incentive.
Golden Ticket Winner February 2015!
Congratulations to Anta Bawo from Green class who was the winner of our Golden Ticket draw before half term. She won vouchers for Nandos so she could enjoy a family meal on us!! It looks like they had a lovely time!
In December 2014 we launched a competition for each class to renovate their book corner. The children were asked what they liked and didn't like about their book corner and they suggested themes and designs for their new area.
The staff worked really hard to make the book corners fun, exciting, colourful and inviting.
In January the judgement day arrived and the school council visited each book corner and awarded marks out of ten for each book corner. They also had to judge whether or not they would like to read in the book corner. They took their role very seriously!
And the winners were ......... Green Class with their beautiful secret garden book corner. The highly commended award went to Blue Class for their amazing castle book corner. Green Class then chose a new elf puppet and set of books for their book corner, and Blue Class chose a dragon puppet to add to their castle.
Mrs Walsh also kindly awarded prizes to all the other classes as the book corners all look fantastic!
Take a look at the pictures below and see which one is your favourite!
In the Summer Term 2014 we launched the Golden Ticket Home Reader incentive. Our aim was to increase the number of children who were reading their reading books at home with an adult. So for every 5 books a child reads at home they receive a Golden Ticket to put in a prize draw. A winner is drawn at the end of each half term and they win a family day out. We have been able to give families tickets to 360 play in Stevenage, Woburn Safari Park and Paradise Wildlife park. These prizes were all kindly donated. We have also given a family ticket to the cinema!
The children love getting their Golden Ticket, and we have seen a positive impact of the number of children reading regularly at home with an average of 2500 books being read each half term!
In April 2014 the children were challenged to Get Caught Reading in an unusual place!
Have a look at some of the photos and click here to see more of the weird and wonderful places the children and staff were caught reading!