Reading is Rewarding fun at Holy Trinity & St John’s primary in Margate

Rewards for reading at Holy Trinity & St John’s

Developing a love of reading is a priority for the children and staff at Holy Trinity & St John’s CofE Primary School in Margate.

Following the development of the school library and reading schemes across all classes, the school introduced a book vending machine where children earn a golden token for their reading efforts.

Reading lead Miss Wall said: “We have had a fabulous start to the year already with many children completing lots of reading. A number of pupils have already earned golden tokens to spend in the vending machine for their efforts in reading during term one.

“Badger class have shown exceptional home reading and have won the weekly readers seven weeks running! This is a first for any class and a little treat is on its way to the children to say well done!”

In addition to the golden tokens, children are rewarded for the number of words they have read.

Claude in Kestrel class has already reached his million-word reading quota and again takes the first prize for his efforts. Claude loves reading and quizzes on every book he reads to ensure his word count continues to grow and to show the school adults that he understands what he has read and is able to discuss all the different texts and genres.

Claude has been awarded two tickets to the Marlowe Theatre to see a show during February half term.

Headteacher Rob Garratt said: “Over the last few years we have invested significantly in our Reading is Rewarding programme including developing our library, our class reading areas, our reading schemes and our reading for pleasure books.

“Reading is the key to opening up every area of learning and our Reading is Rewarding programme is instrumental in supporting and encouraging all our children to develop a true love of reading.”