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Dudley Wood Primary School and Pre-School

Promoting and Celebrating Reading

Reading Incentives

Reading is prioritised at Dudley Wood. To encourage pupils to read or to celebrate them reading, teachers develop and use a range of incentives:

  • Reader of the Month - Reception to Year 6 join in with the whole school’s reading incentive: Reader of the Month, where teachers choose a pupil to award a certificate and book to, for their obvious interest in, and enjoyment of, books; or their effort or improvement in reading

  • World Book Day - when we enjoy dressing up as favourite book characters or wearing a T-Shirt with a quote from a favourite book, as well as completing a range of fun activities linked to a book. Pupils have the opportunity to buy books from the Scholastic Book Fair during the week.

  • Author Visits

  • Weekly class award - Each child's total number of reading at home is added to a class total, the class with the greatest total receive golden time. 

  • Daily story / novel time 

  • Reading workshops for parents and carers

  • Reading displays around school

  • Reading corners in classrooms

  • "What we're reading" displayed on classroom doors

  • Reading section on fortnightly newsletters

  • Reading into writing sequences of high quality texts

  • Pre-loved book sale


We are in the process of updating texts in our classroom reading corners.