Curriculum - Home Reading


Here at KPS, we want our students to appreciate that reading is not only a skill that we learn to do, but something that sets us up for a journey of lifelong learning. Research tells us that the amount of time students spend reading is the greatest predictor of reading achievement in primary aged children. Furthermore, students are able to better access cross curricula information due to greater reading proficiency.


In order to encourage student home reading, we are running the 2019 Barnaby's Book Buddies. This challenge requires students to engage in daily home reading, which is signed off by a family member on the Barnaby’s Book Buddies Reading log. At school, classroom teachers will monitor student progress and track every fifth night of reading. This progress is collated fortnightly across the school in a friendly competition for the highest number of nights of reading. KPS also celebrates individual achievement by rewarding certificates at 25, 50 and 75 nights of reading at assembly. Once students reach 100 and then 200 nights of reading, they will receive a book and certificate at assembly.


Reading should be enjoyable… And enjoyment looks different for every child. In order to have our students reading, we accept (and encourage) a range of texts as home readers. These can include readers provided by your child’s teacher, chapter books, comics, recipe books, manuals, magazine, online reading blogs, eBooks and audio books, just to name a few. Younger students can also be read to by a family member if they are tired after a busy day of school

If you have any questions about home reading, please come and have a chat to your child’s teacher.