The Reading Challenge

Reading Challenge 2020-2021

The Reading Challenge runs from Monday 7th September 2020 to Sunday 4th July 2021!


Reception and Year 1 and any children not on AR

  • 60 points: Certificate
  • 120 points: Bookmark
  • 180 points: Choose a book from the school box
  • 250 points: Visit to Waterstones to choose own book

(Year 2 and KS2)

  • 90 points: Certificate
  • 180 points: Bookmark
  • 270 points: Choose a book from the school box
  • 350 points: Visit to Waterstones to choose own book

The points are higher for Year 2 and KS2. This is because they will be able to achieve bonus points for passing their AR quizzes. 2 bonus points for passing a quiz. 3 bonus points for passing a quiz with 100%!

At Nanpean School we want the best for our children and believe it is important to make sure they are confident, fluent readers who enjoy reading for life! Reading enjoyment is so important because evidence suggests that it has a positive impact on educational     performance. Due to the huge success of our ‘Reading Challenge’ for the past two years, we will be continuing to reward reading with books! Also, due to the huge success, we will be increasing the points to encourage even more reading engagement at home. 

How will it work?

Pupils will earn points for reading activities at home. Only 1 point will be counted for each day (maximum of 7 points a week). A change this year is that we expect all children (regardless of year group or key stage) to engage in a reading activity at home at least 5 times a week.

What counts as a reading activity?

At Nanpean School, we recognise that reading  enjoyment is developed through doing more than just reading a school reading book. Our pupils enjoy reading their own books or reading on a Kindle or even having a story read to them! All of these activities help our pupils to develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures. Because of this, all pupils at our school will have a library book as well as their school reading book to enjoy at home.

Read something electronically e.g. computer game, Kindle, etc.

Read a non-fiction text e.g. recipe, instructions, menu, etc.

Have someone read something to you.

Read a comic or magazine.

Read anything in a place you have never read before.

Read my school book.