The competition website www.readformyschool.co.uk is hosting a free online library of over 100 books by top children’s authors. If your child chooses to participate, they will be able to read those books online wherever they have internet access. The programme is fully compatible with most major tablets. Children can of course also choose to read books in print or that are not part of the online library – the goal is simply to read as much as possible this term.
There will be a rolling schedule of prize draws for individual children and whole schools who are doing well. What’s more, major awards and prizes are available to be won by schools that can demonstrate wider success in nurturing positive attitudes towards reading.
Any encouragement that you can give to your child that supports them as they try to read a little more this term would be invaluable, whatever form it may take. If they do participate in Read for My School fully then your child will reap benefits for themselves as well as for our school.
If you would like to help your child access Read for My School at home, please follow these steps:
1. Go to www.readformyschool.co.uk
2. Select “Sign up as a pupil”
3. Enter your child’s classroom reading group code (974499)
4. Enter your child's correct name in "Display name" and "Username"
5. Choose the appropriate year group
Once your child has successfully logged into the website they can actively engage in the competition. If you need additional assistance or support, we encourage you to explore the website as well as the Educator Toolkit section which offers detailed documentation to guide you and your child through the many aspects of the programme.
Last year St. Helen's College won 100 books for the school library. Hopefully, this year, we will also have some individual winners.