STRIVE FOR 5
In school and at home we love to read. Every
week the children try their very best to read
five times to an adult, which is then recorded
in our lovely new, specially made Reading
Journals. If they manage to do this, then they
achieve their weekly Strive for 5 and get a
little treat from their class teacher.
At the end of each half term or term, all the
children who have achieved their Strive for 5
get a special reward. As you will see from our
newsletters, we are having great success with
our Strive for 5, with the vast majority of
children consistently reading at least five
times a week at home.
Strive for 5 really DOES make a difference to
your child's reading ability which is why this
is a whole school initiative.
Check out our special half-termly rewards!
Don't forget that our new Reading Journals are a
great way for you to help support your child's
learning at Derwent Vale. As well as being a
place for you to record their weekly reading
progress at home, you will also find:
an example of the beautiful cursive
handwriting script which all our
spelling lists for your child's year
times tables for your child to learn