Reading Challenge 2019 - 2020
We want to encourage the children to read as often and as widely as possible. Research tells us that children who are competent and confident readers by the age of 15 are most likely to go on to achieve well at college and university. We also know that students who read for just half an hour a day can be up to a year ahead of those who don’t by the time they turn 15: reading is a vital skill!
To encourage students to read more often, we have launched the Reading Challenge to encourage every student to read more often, to read more widely, and to find something that they love reading. We also want to encourage parents to engage with the Reading Challenge by helping their child to find and read good books, by talking about books and by reading together.
So take up the challenge – and become a super reader!
Mr Seery's additional Reading Challenge Ideas
Recommended Book Titles and Authors
Review of Reading at Markyate - Ofsted Report December 2019
'The teaching of reading is particularly strong. Teachers encourage a love of reading.
Teachers select high-quality texts such as ‘The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark’, ‘The
Christmasaurus’ and ‘Scrapman’. The vocabulary and content of these extend pupils’
learning and link to the topics they are studying. This increases pupils’ understanding and
helps them to remember and find out the meaning of new words. English lessons include
activities which develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding, such as comprehension,
spelling and grammar. By the time they leave the school many pupils are good readers.'