Reading Challenge record


At Duke Street we encourage a love of reading and aim to provide the children with many opportunities to read. We encourage the children to read at home both independently and with a parent/carer.   Children should be reading on average 15/20 minutes per day at home. Each class has a dedicated time during the week to visit the library. The children are able to select a book from a wide range of fiction or non-fiction texts to enjoy during ERIC (everyone reads in class) time in class. Over the last year, we have decided not to continue our subscription with Lancashire Library Services.  We have had the opportunity to purchase the books that are currently on loan, which we have done.  These will enhance are well stocked library and reading shed. 

I am in the process of working with our History and Geography subject leaders to build our own selection of library resource boxes to enhance our Topic lessons.

Over the last couple of years, the school has held ‘Bog eyed Jogs’.  The money raised from this has been used to fund an electronic library system.  In addition to logging books in and out, the children will be introduced to writing blogs on the system about the books they read.  They will also be able to chat to their class friends about the books they are reading. All the children will have an individual log on which they will be able to access at home and at school.  We are hoping that this will inspire our children to continue to develop their love of reading beyond the classroom.  

We have used some of the money raised to purchase a reading shed for our playground.  The shed is now stocked with books that the children can use during their library times and during breaks and lunch times.  We hope that this will enhance our children’s reading experience!

From 2019/20 our ‘100 Book Reading Challenge’ will be updated to reflect the popularity of current reading trends in school. The challenge will be for the children to read 100 books during their time at Duke Street!  We hope that this will continue to inspire the children to read and enjoy books!

We have developed good links with Chorley Library and encourage the children to visit the library on a regular basis.  Over the past few years, each class has had the opportunity to join and visit the library to borrow books and learn what services the library has to offer.

We normally hold two book sales during the year.  The Children and parents/carers have the opportunity to buy ½ books at these sales.  During the autumn term of 2019 we are also trialling a visiting Book Bus, organised by The Book People.  Look out for further information and Book Bus!

From 23rd January 2020, the library will be open on a Thursday afternoon from 3.15 pm until 4pm for children and parents to view our range of books and use the reading cloud system.  We will be on hand to offer advice to help you to foster a love of reading with your child.

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