Each child will be given their own book bag. This book bag needs to in school EVERYDAY.
The book bag will contain their books, reading record and any school letters. At St James we aim for each child to have a love of books and reading. We will be encouraging children to read each day in school. To support your child's reading at home, we ask that they read to an adult at home, 3 or more times a week. We ask that you record each time they read in their reading record to enable them to work towards and achieve their rainbow reading badges. We will check their reading records each week to ensure these targets are being met.
In their book bag you will find suggestions of questions you can ask your child while they are reading, this will help your child to think carefully about the book they are reading. When a book is completed there is a short online test for your child to take. We will record their score when each time they complete it, this helps us to check their understanding of each book they read. We will then help them to find a new wonderful book to read.
We will also be encouraging all children to use their Bug Club accounts to access some really interesting and wonderful books. Each book they read on Bug Club earns them coins which they can use to decorate their virtual tree house.
We will be including all usernames and passwords in their reading records.
Thank you for your support in this.