Reading is at the heart of everything we do at Mile Oak.
At Mile Oak we feel that we have a community of readers and writers where children read and write for enjoyment and purpose; pride themselves on achieving personal success and take increasing responsibility for nurturing the success of others.
Children who are seen to be positive role models for reading or writing become Reading Champions (KS2) or Reading Stars (KS1) and can wear their special polo shirts as school uniform. The scheme has been extended to include bronze, silver and gold champion status, with specific criteria developed by the staff. Similarly, children who write in their spare time, and who promote writing within the school may be chosen to be Writing Champions. Children who reach gold champion status can be immortalised on our special Children’s Reading Walk of Fame pavement walkway. From July 2014 we introduced a Children’s Writing Walk of Fame as well.
The Accelerated Reading programme is firmly embedded in Year 3 to 6. When children read a book, they take a computer-based quiz about it, and earn points towards a target set by their teacher. Children who read a million words in a school year are rewarded as ‘Mile Oak Millionaires’ and are celebrated for their achievement.