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Our Lady and St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School Part of the Mater Christi Multi-Academy Trust


"Strive For Five"


In school, we encourage all children to read with an adult at home at least five times each week - or 'Strive for Five'!


Children who achieve this weekly are rewarded with a special 'Strive for Five' certificate. 


In addition, those children who 'Strive for Five' consistently across the term also receive a little 'reward' at the end of each term - this could be an extra playtime, or a movie, or even a sweet treat!

Accelerated Reader


In school, children regularly take 'book quizzes' on an i-pad, after they have finished their reading book. This analyses their understanding of the texts they have read, and children receive certificates and rewards for books read and quizzes passed.


Children of all ages really look forward to taking these book quizzes, which also supports a love of reading and provides another great incentive for children to read regularly both in school and at home!


Accelerated Reader also provides teachers with a wealth of information about children's reading ability, attainment and progress, which builds into their ongoing assessment of children's reading.

More information on reading, for parents & carers

Reading Tips - A Guide for Parents

10 Tips on Hearing your Child Read at Home

How to Help with Reading at Key Stage 1

Click the link to go to our Curriculum Page on Reading and Phonics, for more help and advice

Reading Brochure for Parents & Carers

Helping children to remember and understand what they have read