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Thorpe Lea Primary School

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Rocco the Reading Rhino


Here at Thorpe-Lea, we use 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 on a Friday 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 two new books to read during the coming week. If the books have been read by the following week they will be given two new books to enjoy.




Our Reading Are

Year 1 are very lucky to have this relaxing reading area in our classroom. Children use the reading area daily !