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Introducing the Reading Cafe

Posted: Mon 16th Nov 2020

We are very excited to share information with you regarding our new Reading Cafes: these have been introduced to help further promote reading for pleasure, and to reward regular reading at home. These will take place in your child’s class each week and include a number of fun activities and reading games.

During the Reading Cafe, children can choose from a menu of activities linked to their reading book, or other stories that they may know. All the teachers have been working hard to create their own menus, which include lots of engaging activities for children to take part in.

The final Reading Cafe each half term will be a whole class reward based on the number of points that each class has collected. Children can collect:

  • 1 point for returning their reading record each week

  • 2 points for reading at home at least 3 times each week

  • 3 points for reading at home more than 3 times per week

  • Bonus points for completing written activities linked to their book (e.g. writing a book review).

Last week, all children were involved in choosing the rewards for their class and are now looking forward to collecting lots of points. You can help them by recording in your child’s reading record every time that they read at home, and making sure that these are returned to school on your child’s book changing day.

Children have enjoyed taking part in choosing their own rewards and we look forward to hearing about all the books that they are reading.

If you have any questions please feel free to email myself directly (, or contact your child’s class teacher.

Mr Devlin, Literacy Coordinator

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