Nursery Hill Reading Challenge

At Nursery Hill we believe strongly in reading. Children who read for enjoyment every day perform better in reading tests than those who don’t.


They also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.


As such, we are running a reading challenge to encourage pupils to read more often and challenge them in what they read too.


Books have been specifically chosen from a reading list of recommended books and have been categorised into Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.


Children are encouraged to read the books themselves, to parents / siblings / other family members, or be read to.


Some of the books may be challenging for some children, so they may need a little help from you to allow them to enter the incredible stories and be exposed to the wonderful language.


The books are intended to be read alongside their reading stage or library stage books to help develop their reading age and love of books.


All of the year group specific Reading Challenge books will be available in their classroom and can be taken home upon request. This full list for each group can viewed in the link below. 

To take part in this years Reading Challenge, download and print a form from the links below or collect one from your teacher. 

If you have any questions or have some books in mind that wish to request can be added to the list please contact Miss Higgins, our Reading Challenge co-ordinator and she will be only too happy to help.

We would love for you to send in pictures of your children taking part and we will post the best ones over the course of the Reading Challenge!


Keep coming back to this page to see if your picture has been added.

Nursery Hill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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