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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Rocco the Reading Rhino

At Thorpe-Lea we have created our own reading scheme to incentivise children to read at home. Rocco is our reading rhino who loves to read and wants to share his love of reading with all of KS1!


Our new reading scheme offers a lot of motivation for our children to read at home and embed their phonics knowledge daily. We have a passport system where children will earn their stickers when they read regularly! Extra playtime (weekly) is on offer too!


If you child reads 3-4 days a week they will get an extra 5 minutes playtime. If they read 5-6 days in the week they will get an extra 10 minutes playtime and if your child reads EVERYDAY then they will get 15 minutes extra playtime!


Daily reading should only take 5 minutes and if your child is struggling with some words, please read the words for them, as reading should be a pleasure and not a struggle.


Please complete your child’s reading diary daily with the date, a comment on their reading and don’t forget to include the page number that they finish on. Once read, please sign the reading diary and ensure it is return to school daily.


Every week your child will come home with three new books to read during the coming week. If the books have been read by the following week they will be given three new books to enjoy.


Keep up the great reading guys! Rocco and Miss Moore are very proud of you!

Wednesday and Friday we have the opportunity to go to the ICT and use 'Reading eggs'. Reading eggs is a fun and interactive way to encourage children to read and use their phonics knowledge. The children have their own person log in and passwords. They will have the information but if you would like a copy please feel free to come and ask! Website: Year 1 we enjoy to read and do it daily. We have a very colourful reading area set up for us with a range of books to read.


Our reading area!