As the summer holidays are fast approaching us, it is really important that children continue to read during the break as research suggests that children who read four or more books over the summer are better prepared for the coming school year and do not go down the ‘summer slide’—the loss of reading and learning skills during the summer break. Reading over the summer months really does make a difference to your child’s learning. To help with this, we have set our summer reading challenge!
How does the Summer Reading Challenge work?
- Each child will be given our hook a book/book battleships for their age group. The aim is for your child to sink 4 books in a row by reading books by the different authors on the sheet. For a bonus prize, your child can try to sink all the books on the sheet! Children will need to record the date finished on the sheet.
- Children must bring their completed summer challenges into school in September to take part in the challenge.
- Children can also participate by recording the names of ANY book they have read over the summer on the back of the sheet or bookmark they have received.
- We recommend that children join our local library which is free of charge in order to explore some of the texts that are on the lists. Please find the link to do this online attached or alternatively, pop in to the library on Sharoe Green Lane, Fulwood.
- Children will be awarded prizes for completing the challenge.
- Take a photo of your child completing the challenge. We would love to see what your children are reading. This can be done via email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help your child with the Summer Reading Challenge?
- Take your child to your local library, it’s free and there are so many great books available to borrow. Help your child choose books by the authors on our challenge.
- Talk to your child about the books they have chosen. What they are going to be about? Why they look like they’ll be a good read. Listen to your child read and talk about the books and stories. What was good about them? What made it exciting or interesting? How did the characters make you feel? How was the ending the same or different to what your child expected?
- Read with your child and let them see you reading. This may be a newspaper or magazine, a comic, a book, an instruction manual and so on. All reading is important and enjoyable.
Electronic copies of our challenges are available below. They are named according to your child’s current class at the end of the summer term. Most importantly, enjoy a summer of reading!