Always Children First
Reading is the key that unlock all learning. Here is how you can support your child at home:
Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for young children, with great online reading games and activities. And it really works! Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Certificates are given out weekly in assembly to celebrate their achievements in school.
Learning to read can be easy and fun!
For your child's user name and password contact the class teacher - these are usually stuck in Reading Records.
Read Every Day, Talk Every Day
What is the Red Ted reward scheme?
The Red Ted reward system has been designed to encourage children to read at home and is centered around a teddy called RED TED, because we want children to Read Every Day and Talk Every Day.
Why have we introduced this scheme?
Reading at home is one of the most important ways in which you can help your child. At school we can teach children the skills they need to decode words but to consolidate these skills and grow more confident they need lots of practice. Children who read with their families develop these skills much more quickly and develop a love of reading that can last a lifetime. At Westvale Park we recognise the really important role parents have and want to support this in every way we can, and we hope this scheme will really motivate children to read at home.
How does it work?
The scheme is very simple. All children have to do is read their school reading book at home and have their Reading Record Book signed by an adult. We recognise the importance of all reading experiences, like bedtime stories, but for the purposes of our scheme we only reward when children read their school reading book. The Reading Record book will be checked, and the child will be moved up the class reading race display so that we can keep track of when children are due rewards.
EYFS & KS1 Rewards
20 reads - bronze certificate
30 reads - a pencil
40 reads - a bookmark
50 reads - silver certificate
60 reads - Red Ted teddy bear
75 reads - gold certificate
100 reads - a teddy bears picnic at the end of term
150 reads - a new book from Red Ted's shelf in the Library
Children will then receive a raffle ticket for every 5 reads. The raffle ticker will enter them into a half termly prize draw for a range of top recommended books (the more raffle tickets the more chance of winning!).
In Year 2 each child is given their own login details. The school AR portal can be found here.
Children will be celebrated and given certificates when they reach word count milestones: 1000, 5000, 10000, 50000, 100000, 250000, 500000, 750000, 'millionaire reader'.
One Minute Maths
Download the free App (also available on desktop) and start supporting your child with their mathematical fluency. One Minute Maths supports our White Rose maths curriculum.
Times Table Rock Stars
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice.
You will receive your child's online login details from their Year 2 teacher onwards. Speak to your child's class teacher if you need another copy. We will celebrate time spent on TTRS in newsletters and assemblies. Alongside our annual TTRS dress up day and interclass competitions.