Reading at St John's

Reading at Home
Reading is one of the most important skills children will learn. At St John's are expectations are high and we expect children to read at school and at home. If children develop a positive attitude towards reading, this has an impact on reading progress and attainment in school. Children who read at home also have a wider vocabulary and they find it easier to access other subjects.
Children participate in daily reading sessions in school; they hear their teachers read; they visit the library weekly and they read for pleasure each day. 
We have successfully been running a reading challenge for over a year now; children earn ticks for reading at home.
Children read at least five times a week at home and their diaries should be signed by parents. Children in Key Stage Two may read to themselves but an adult should sign the diary. Teachers will check diaries daily and record this in class. For each 25 reads children will receive a certificate to celebrate their reading. For 100,200 and 300 reads, prizes will be collected from a member of the senior leadership team. If children do not read at home they will take part in a catch up reading session on a Friday in school. Teachers will contact parents if children are not reading at home, as this is something we feel passionately about.
St John's Gosport C of E Primary School
Grove Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 4JH
02392 582404