Reading rewards! Keep calm-bag a tag!


In order to help your child’s reading we are asking for your  support in reading at home. To encourage the children to participate we are rewarding them with coloured tags. To gain each new tag they need to read 20 times The children can attach their key ring to their book bag or rucksack to show their reading prowess!


This diary has been designed to provide a link between school activities and home. Please record any comments which may arise when you are reading with your child and sign before returning to school. If you have any concerns or queries about your child’s reading, please contact your child’s class teacher.


Children –the colour tags are as follows:

White   Yellow   Orange   Blue   Green   Brown    Black


For the first 20 reads you will receive a key ring, then you will receive a tag to add to your key ring for each colour. If you manage to read 140 times over the year you will receive the prestigious black key ring!


Hall of Fame

Each term, teachers choose a child in their class to be awarded the writing trophy and their writing is displayed in the hall of fame, which is in the library area. Please do pop in and have a read of the magnificent writing.

The children who are awarded the writing trophy will have demonstrated perseverance throughout the term to improve their writing.

Teachers will also be looking for children making an extra effort to:

  • present all their writing clearly and neatly
  • use the spelling rules they have learnt in class
  • use punctuation correctly
  • use adventurous vocabulary

If your child receives a writing trophy, you will be invited in to our praise assembly on a Friday.

Spelling Tokens 

As you will know, learning to spell can be really tricky, particularly because the English language has so many different rules and exceptions. As a school, we have adopted a practical approach to teaching spellings. Children learn through fun games, such as the dictionary challenge.

Children can earn spelling tokens in class if they use their spellings that they are learning accurately in their writing. Each term, the class that earn the most spelling tokens have an extra playtime. It really is a whole class effort!

Please see the spelling lists in the homework section of our website. These are spellings your child’s class teacher will be practising.

Read Write Inc

Look back soon for information about our KS1 phonics programme RWI