++++SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2020+++++
The Summer Reading Challenge continues online at www.sillysquad.org.uk and will run until September.
· Children register and set their own target for their challenge
· They read or listen to books, comics etc. that make them happy!
· Adding each completed book to their online profile will give a reward of online badges, games and videos
· When their challenge is complete children download their certificate
· Children can take part using our digital lending services, or what they have at home. When libraries reopen, they’ll be able to borrow library books.
· Children who are not library members can join online for instant access to our digital services; they will be sent a library card when libraries reopen.
We’re offering a range of activities to support the Challenge and keep children engaged with reading and the arts during the Summer holidays. Look out for details, which we’ll be posting on our website, Facebook page and Twitter
- We’ll be inviting children to submit a drawing for inclusion in a short animation as part of our drawing challenge – more information to follow.
- Storytelling with Mama G will take place on Tuesday 11 August. This Zoom event will be bookable on Eventbrite
- We’ll have regular activities on our Facebook page throughout the summer holidays including creative activities, Storytime, Lego challenges, author blogs and more.
- Arts Award Discover, administered by Trinity College London is available to all children aged 5+. This introductory qualification in the Arts is designed to get children and young people engaged with and excited about the arts in the broadest sense. The attachment ‘Discover at Home’ is a guide for parents, which takes them through each stage of the award. Taking part through Dorset Libraries if FREE, we ask that families contact us at DLSLibrarians@dorsetcc.gov.uk to register and we will be able to guide them through the process as required, moderate their work and order their certificates. All of the activities outlined above could be included in Arts Award Discover.
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Reading Planet is a great collection of reading books for your child to read online; they are exciting, brightly coloured books that can be accessed on any device. Each book comes with a quiz at the end which will reward your child with virtual medals. For help logging onto Rising Stars: Reading Planet- use the help video in the video centre. Have fun!
Dorset Library Service
Dorset Council Library buildings may be closed, but they have updated their web pages to reflect what libraries can offer to people at home, even if you can’t visit an actual library. They are updating the pages regularly so make sure you keep checking to find out what’s new, what’s on offer, and what you can join in with.
Take a look yourself https://www.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/libraries-history-culture/libraries/libraries.aspx
It is essential that children are heard read as much possible right from reception to Year 6. Children need to read regularly to an adult to help improve fluency and expression, to enhance their understanding of vocabulary and to answer questions based on their reading to aid their understanding of what they have read.
The children in KS1 are working on their rainbow reads- collecting book marks for the amount of reads they complete at home.
In KS2 the children are aiming to complete the Reading Karate Challenge. The will earn a coloured wrist band for the numbers of reads they have completed by Christmas.