Reading Challenge


This year we are running the Reading Challenge slightly differently. It is now COMPULSORY for all children. The new arrangements are as follows:

  • Download the Recommended Reading List for your child’s year group from the website
  • Return to your class teacher by the following dates ONLY
Hand in to class teacher on Presentation Ceremony
Monday 4th December Friday 15th December
Monday 12th March Friday 23rd March
Monday 25th June Thursday 5th July


  • Foundation and Pre-Prep: 10 team points per book
  • Year 3 and 4: 15 team points per book and
  • Years 5 and 6: 20 team points per book (to acknowledge length of books)

Exceptional pieces of work will be rewarded additionally

BRONZE AWARD:                2 books

SILVER AWARD:                   5 books

GOLD AWARD:                     10 books


Decide which task you would like to do. Some tasks will work really well for some books. You decide! The task does not have to be long, but it has to the best you can do. There are no wrong answers- just lots of possibilities- but make sure you do a variety of them


  • Interview one of the characters for a newspaper report or television interview What questions would you ask? How would the character answer? You could record your interview
  • What happens next? If you were writing a sequel what would happen?
  • Write a poem about the book. Or be a character in the book and write a poem.
  • Choose a character in the book- write 5 diary entries as if you were that character.
  • Write a prequel for the book. (what was happening before the book started?)
  • Write a letter to the author. What did you like about the book? What did you think was not so good?
  • Create a piece of art or sculpture inspired by the book.
  • What lessons have you learnt from reading this book?
  • Create a cartoon strip/ story board to summarise the book
  • Make a 3D model about the setting of your book
  • Rewrite some of the book as a Play script
  • Design a new cover for the book- what would you include?
  • Design a costume for one of the characters
  • Learn a small section of the book- perform it from memory for your teacher
  • With a small group of friends- act out a scene from the book
  • Cook a recipe from the book
  • A suggested activity from your parents or teachers
  • Younger pupils: Draw your favourite character and use words to describe them.
  • Anything you would like to do. You choose! No wrong or right answers! Enjoy!