100 Books Reading Challenge

We are proud to be announcing a new Reading Competition that starts after the half term. Every child will have an opportunity to take part in the competition, through which they are expected to read 100 books.

The list was created by TES and the National Association for the Teaching of English, who ran a survey to
find teachers’ top 100 fiction books all children should read before leaving primary school. We took this list of 100 books and turned it into a competition.

The books have been split into 4 groups and you will find recommendations for each year group. You can have a look at the list at the bottom of the blog post, but every child will also be provided by a paper copy. 

To take part the pupils need to follow these steps:

  1. Borrow a book and pick up a Reading Review Card.
  2. Read the book and fill in the Reading Review Card
  3. Tick the book off from your list
  4. Return the book and the Reading Review Card to the teacher
  5. Borrow a new book and keep going

To encourage pupils to take part, we are celebrating after every 25 books they have read.

They will receive the following awards in a Celebration Assembly:
25 books = Bronze Award
50 books = Silver Award
75 books = Gold Award
100 books = Diamond Award

The books you can borrow from:

  • 100 Book club hosted in the dining hall on Fridays from 3.30 pm -4 pm
  • Your local library
  • Borrow Box -app 


The Reading Review card you can pick up from 

  • 100 Book club hosted in the dining hall on Fridays from 3.30 pm -4 pm
  • Your class teacher
  • The school Office

We look forward to hearing how you get along with the Reading Challenge and to share the first Awards in our Celebration Assemblies.

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