Year 5 and 6 Reading Expectations

Reading is a vital part of life and we expect children to be actively reading for at least 30 minutes a night. 

Research shows that daily reading has
a huge impact on children’s

Please take a look at the guide for advice on how to support your child with reading. There are also book lists available for each year group.

Ready, Steady, Read competition

To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read between Monday 26th September and Monday 3rd October. The project is being organised in conjunction with our Usborne Partner and all the money raised will go towards brand new Usborne books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. 

We have run this event in the past and raised over £1000 for our school library! Miss Beamish will be hosting an assembly for all the children on Monday 26th September 2022 to launch the competition but essentially, each child will be asked to set themselves a target for how long they can read for in two weeks. They will then ask for sponsorships from family, friends, neighbours etc and try to reach their target! When they are successful, the money will need to be collected and we can put it alongside the additional 60% Usborne will give us towards new books for our classrooms and library. 

It is an amazing event and we cannot wait to get reading!