We have Reading Ambassadors for Key Stage 1 and for Key Stage 2.
Children are selected to be reading ambassadors based on their attitude towards reading and their passion for books and all things reading.
Their responsibilities include:
- Creating reading competitions for the whole school
- Organising and rating school libraries
- Updating libraries with up-to-date texts
- Organising and designing our Reading Sheds
- Producing a monthly newsletter about reading at Dovedale
- Listening to younger children read
- Reading to younger children
Ambassadors organise reading for pleasure
What a fantastic idea from the reading ambassadors! Children in every year group invited parents to take time from their busy schedule to come and read with them in their classroom. This simple idea was so effective, and parents and carers were thrilled to listen to readers without having any other tasks to do or disturbances at the same time. There was a lovely atmosphere in the classrooms as everyone enjoyed simply, reading for pleasure. Thanks for organising, reading ambassadors!
And here are some of our Key Stage 1 parents enjoying a 'Stay and Read'
Ambassadors read with younger children
Reading ambassadors have been taking time to listen to and read with younger children in the infants. Ambassadors from year 3 to year 6 spend time supporting children who are at the early stages of their reading development, to encourage and guide them.
World Book Day
Reading ambassadors are always busy up to something. Today they were taking photos of staff for our newspaper editors to use in their next edition. Our Head and Deputy spent the day being a couple of Wallys. We also really like Year 5's theme - especially Bruce and The Trunchbull!
The reading challenge for this month should be fun! Feel free to do as many as you can - but if you complete them all there will be a certificate and a prize if children can show they have read more than they have made a special effort with reading.
This month, the reading challenge was to read and explore cook books and recipes as part of Non-fiction November. Here are some of the amazing (and delicious) entries from our cihldren.
The October reading challenge set by our ambassadors was a huge success. We were bowled over by the amount of varied reading children completed over the month. Our November challenge is 'Non-fiction November'. Can't wait to see what you all do with it!
Here are some of our entries from Key Stage 1: