Summer reading challenge

**In case you missed it, this week’s home learning document is on the blog post below this one**

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place over the summer holidays throughout the UK. The 2020 challenge will run from June until September. While libraries are closed, children and families have the chance to take part online and receive rewards for their reading.

For 2020, the theme will be the ‘Silly Squad’, with new, funny characters, ready to bring the UK a seriously silly summer. As well as the usual reading challenge, there will be themed activities and space to share recommendations online too.

How to take part/join in:

  • Sign up at from 5th June onwards. Once you have signed up, you can create your own profile.
  • You then have to set your own challenge of how many books you are going to read before September.
  • You can read anything you enjoy – comics, joke books, poetry, fiction, non-fiction.
  • Each time you finish a book, add it to your profile and write a review. You will be rewarded with online badges, games and videos.
  • You will receive a digital certificate once you have completed your challenge!
  • Families can join in too with new activities, games and quizzes each week.

Now is the perfect time to sign up and take part, even if you haven’t done so before. We all know how important it is to keep reading and now it is even more important than ever!

Let us know on the blogs or Seesaw if you are taking part and how you are getting on!

5 comments on “Summer reading challenge

  • Rachel says:

    Hi, please could you remind me what the class reading books were/are for this term- I know you mentioned two books but can’t find where. Thank you

  • Rachel says:

    I recall seeing a couple of class reader books mentioned for this term but can’t find them now, could you remind me please?

  • Mrs Fretton says:

    Hello, the two books mentioned for this term are ‘The secret garden’ (Usbourne young reader version) and ‘The Otter who wanted to know’ by Jill Tomlinson.

      • Mr Pearson says:

        Good morning.
        I’ve just had a search of ‘The Secret Garden’ because I remember it being tricky to get hold of as a school. I notice that Amazon are selling it but it is the 2nd edition. I don’t suppose there is much difference, if any at all; however, the ISBN number is 9781409555919 – this is A LOT cheaper and the one the children would have accessed in school had they have been in.

        If you have already purchased or sourced the book, whichever edition it is, that’s fine. Enjoy the story.


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