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 2018 Rocket into Reading Challenge. This challenge requires students to engage in daily home reading, which is signed off by a family member on the Rocket into Reading log. At school, classroom teachers will monitor student progress and track every tenth night of reading. This progress is collated fortnightly across the school in a friendly competition for the highest number of nights of reading. Winning classes are announced at every assembly with their class photo displayed in the Library. The classes with highest number of reading nights will be rewarded termly with a day of viewing fun, whereby we will examine a movie made from a book and complete an assortment of fun-filled curriculum linked viewing and reading activities. KPS also celebrates individual achievement by rewarding prizes to students who reach 100 and 200 nights of reading.


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. For a bonus signature on their reading logs, children from Kindy to Year Six are encouraged to visit the Library on Thursday mornings to participate in a number of reading activities.

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