At Worthinghead we love to read ! Below you will find links to the many reading opportunities we provide in school.
Don't forget to join us at Library club every Tuesday lunchtime 12.30 - 1.00 pm and after school 3.15 - 4.00 pm. Parents and carers welcome !
Bring along a friend and enjoy reading! It's FUN To READ!
Reading Events coming soon!
Please watch this space to find out about reading events taking place in school this year.
World Book Day
1 March 2018
World Book Day is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate reading in school and once again we will be celebrating this important day with lots of different fun reading activities taking place. We will also be launching our annual ' Readathon' competition, and hope that many of you will want to take up this challenge!
Thank you to all those who supported Readathon last year!
Thanks to your generous support ,we raised a fantastic £492 to help children in hospital. Well done everybody!
World Book Day supports Readathon, the UK-wide sponsored reading event. Readathon began in 1984 and is now the UK- wide sponsored reading event run in schools , encouraging children - even reluctant readers- to read for pleasure. Children can read whatever they like, including comics, non-fiction, poetry, electronic books or just listen to stories. The money raised helps seriously ill children and the school receives free book vouchers worth 20% of its total.
After the success of Readathon 2017, we will be launching the next reading challenge on World Book Day 2018. As well as raising money to help seriously ill children in hospital, our school will receive free book vouchers from Scholastic book club to spend on books for school. Further information will be given out in a school assembly nearer the date and full details and instructions will be sent home in special packs on the day.
" Inspiring children to read is one of the greatest gifts you can give
them. I'd recommend Readathon to anyone." -Julia Donaldson,
author and Children's Laureate.
Reading for pure enjoyment enriches children's lives beyond measure - and it has been proven that reading for pleasure is more important than wealth or social background in improving a child's future , socially, emotionally, academically and vocationally.
Please encourage your child to take part in this wonderful reading event.
Scholastic Book Fair
Monday 19 - Thursday 22 March 2018
Thank you to all who supported our Book Fair last year. The total amount of book sales exceeded £600 the highest yet! Thanks to your kind generosity, we earned over £ 300 in commission to spend on new books in school. Look out for many new titles in library club, which runs every Tuesday after school.
At Worthinghead we constantly strive to inspire children to develop a love of reading. Thanks to your continued support and generosity, the commission raised from the book fairs and book club, enables the regular purchase of new and exciting books for the school and class libraries to help promote a love of reading throughout school.
Thank you very much!
New 'Read at home' challenges
We will be creating and adding lots of reading challenges and activities on this page which will help you to develop your reading skills at home. Click on the links below to view the challenges and web links. Watch this space as more will be added soon!
KS2 Non-Fiction Reading Challenge: The Rugby World Cup
Non-Fiction reading challenge: The legend of how London began
The Slither Beast Reading Challenge
Click here for more information.