At Springdale, reading is at the heart of our curriculum. We believe the greatest gift we can give our learners is the love of reading. We therefore strive to ensure that every child leaves us not only with the ability to read easily, fluently and with good understanding, but with a real passion for books. We want them all to read for pleasure, having had access to a wide range of text types, genres and authors so that they can make informed opinions about their favourite texts.
To help foster a love of literature and encourage exposure to a variety of genres, we are proud to introduce our new whole school reading initiative, Book Bingo. Like the game of Bingo, the aim is to complete the board, only this board is made up of different text types and reading criteria as opposed to numbers. Once the children have read a set number of books, they will receive a raffle ticket. Their name will then go into a prize draw, which will be chosen by Miss Budden at the end of each half term. The more the children read, the more raffle tickets they will earn, the more chance they will have of winning a prize.
1 Line = 1 raffle ticket
Full House = 5 raffle tickets
Every time your child completes a new line on their board, they need to tell their teacher who will then check and reward them with 1 raffle ticket in the draw. If your child completes the whole board, they will receive 5 raffle tickets. Once completed, the board begins again, and the children will be expected to read different books for each genre. Please track the books your child has read by recording the titles on the Bingo board, along with the date. The Bingo boards will be kept in your child's reading record.
For our early readers, we appreciate that they are still developing their reading skills and will not be able to access all these texts independently. We would still love for the children to experience the different genres but appreciate these will be part of a shared story time rather than an independent read. Where possible we would love for the children to read to you, so choosing books (within the specified genres) at an appropriate level would be beneficial.