Give Me Ten is a whole school initiative, which focuses on encouraging parents to spend ten minutes every day reading with their child. Research from the National Literacy Trust highlights the importance of reading:
‘Young people who get a lot of encouragement to read from their mother or father are more likely to enjoy reading, to read frequently, to have positive attitudes towards reading and to believe that reading is important to succeed in life than young people who do not get any encouragement to read from their mother or father.’
Not only does reading support children academically, building their vocabulary and aiding their writing, it offers escapism and a chance to sit peacefully and connect with a great story.
Every day that a child reads at home, they will be closer to moving up a place on their Class' reading board. Once children have read 25 times, they will receive their first reading reward: a special certificate to mark their consistent reading.
We will continue to give reading rewards for 50, 75 and 100 reads. These may include rewards like: a new bookmark, a chance to read to their class in the outdoor reading chair or even the opportunity to write their own book review for the Margaret Wix website! As your child progresses through the scheme, they have the chance to become Reading Champions by reading 200 times. Children who continue to read and reach the 275 mark will become Reading Ambassadors ; they will receive a certificate and a hardback book, purchased especially for this project. All prizes will be awarded during our Friday Celebration Assembly.
For our launch of Give me Ten, back in 2013, we made the news! The school was visited by a news crew from Sky News to discuss our reading initiative, which included interviews with children and staff. Let's keep up the great work and keep our children reading!
A massive thank you to all our parents who have supported this initiative so far. We hope to foster positive outcomes in the children's reading ability and enjoyment!
Have a look at the attached documents to see our Give Me Ten parent letter as well as the prizes and rewards that your children will receive for regular reading.