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Welcome to the world of Literacy at Glade Hill!

 

Keep up to date will all the latest Literacy news by visiting this page!

Latest News!

Reading Awards!

 

Congratulations to all the children who have achieved their RED TED 2 or Silver Reading award! 

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Reading Award Winners!

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Reading Awards!

Congratulations to all the children who have been reading three times a week (or more) for ten weeks as they have earned their first reading award of the year!

 

Children in Foundation to Year 3 win a RED TED and children from Years 4 to 6 win their Bronze Reading Award, which is a leather bookmark or an engraved personalised pencil!

 

RED TED stands for Read Every Day, Talk Every Day and we encourage our children to now read a bed time story to their teddies!

 

We keep track of how often children read in their reading diaries and display their achievements on our reading displays in our classrooms. Take a look...

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RED TED AWARDS!

Bronze Reading Awards!

Pen Licences!

 

Here are photos of the children who have been awarded with a pen licence for their neat, joined up and fluent writing! We are so proud of how hard they have worked to perfect their handwriting and presentation.

 

Take a look at the slideshow below to look at some of their writing!

Pen Licence winners from Years 4, 5 and 6

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2015 - 2016

 

Take a look at Glade Hill's lovely literacy from 2015 - 2016! We are very proud of everything we have achieved!

Storyteller / Teddy bears picnic!

RED TED 3 Award

Congratulations to all the children who won their RED TED 3 award and took part in our teddy bears picnic this afternoon. We had an amazing story teller come in, called Amanda, who told and sung us lots of stories. We loved listening to them but also joining in with words and actions. Take a look at the fun we had!

Waterstones Trip

Well done to all the children who won their Gold Reading Award for reading 3 times a week for 30 weeks! They got to go to Waterstones in Nottingham City Centre for the day to have lunch, an ice-cream and choose a book as a reward! They loved every moment of it. Take a look at their day!

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RED TED and Bronze, Silver Gold Reading Awards!

 

Congratulations to all the children who have been awarded with a Reading Award today! There were so many of you, we were bursting with pride! Well done for keeping up your reading efforts for a whole year!

Take a look at who won a prize...

June Pen Licences, Sparkly Pencils and Golden Pencils

Congratulations to all the children who have achieved their pen licence, sparkly pencils or golden pencils this week! We are so very proud of you and the progress you have made in your handwriting this year!

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April Pen Licences and Golden Pencils

Congratulations to the following children who have achieved a pen licence or golden pencil this week! 

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Meeting Andy Cope!

 

We are really jealous of Finlay in Year 6 who recently got to meet Andy Cope when he was in hospital! Andy Cope (the author of the amazing Spy Dog books) came and met the children, spoke to them and even signed a copy of one of their books!

 

This is a photo of Finlay with Andy and a photo of Andy's signature in Finlay's Spy Dog book. If you want to find out more about the author of the Spy Dog books, find Finlay on the playground! I am sure he will tell you all about him.

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World Book Day!

and... Reading Awards!

 

Thank you to all the grown ups who helped the children dress up for World Book Day! They look fantastic and we can see they are very inspired by the book characters they read about!

 

Watch this space to see which children have won an award for the most creative book character costume.

 

Today was also special because we handed out our next round of reading awards! RED TED2 and Silver award for reading 3 times a week for 20 weeks! Well done to all those children who won an award and get to take home a brand new lovely book to read to their teddy or their grown ups. Enjoy!

 

Let's take a look at our reading award winners...

World Book Day Costume Winners

Pen Licences

 

Congratulations to all the children below who have been awarded with their pen licence. Your handwriting and presentation is beautiful - you fully deserve this award! Well done!

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RED TED and Bronze Reading Awards!

 

Today we have handed out more RED TED and Bronze reading awards! These children have read 3 times a week for 10 weeks now! We are so proud of you! Well done!

 

Watch this space for RED TED2 and Silver reading awards - these will be given out in the first week back after half term!

 

Pen Licence Awards!

 

All of the children at Glade Hill take great pride in the handwriting and presentation of their work. When children have been joining up their handwriting and presenting their work neatly for some time, they are awarded with a sparkly pencil (if they are in Year 2) and a pen licence (in Key Stage 2). They now get the privilege of using their pen or pencil in their books at school!

 

We are so proud of them and their achievements!

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Reading Awards

 

Here are our recent RED TED and Bronze Reading Awards! Congratulations to all the children who have been reading 3 times a week for 10 weeks!

RED TED Reading Awards

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RED TED Reading Awards 2 Year 1
RED TED Reading Awards 3 Year 2
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Bronze Reading Awards

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Bronze Reading Awards 2 Year 5
Bronze Reading Awards 3 Year 6

Contact Miss Walton ~ Literacy Leader

If you would like to contact me regarding anything Literacy related, then do not hesitate to fill in the contact form below and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as I can.

2014 - 2015

 

Take a look at Glade Hill's lovely literacy from 2014 - 2015!

Gold Reading Award!

What an afternoon we have had! To celebrate the children who have earned their GOLD reading award, Ms Sheppard, Miss Walton and the prize winners took a trip to Waterstones in the city centre to buy a book! They did so well reading 3 times a week, every week for 30 weeks!

 

The children explored the childrens' book section for over an hour selecting a book to buy! When they had chosen a top three they got to sit in the quiet section and begin to read their books to see which hooked them the most! Then they made their final choice!

 

We all thoroughly enjoy our trip to Waterstones, using public transport to get there and back and the lady at Waterstones was so knowledgeable and helpful.

 

If you want to join us next year on a trip to Waterstones to buy your own book, then make sure you read 3 times a week every week!

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Look what we've got!!!!

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Reading Awards:

RED TED jumpers and Silver Reading Awards.

 

Congratulations to all the children who have read 3 times a week for 20 weeks. They have been awarded with their reading awards! Lots of children in Foundation to Year 3 chose a warm woolly jumper for their RED TED to wear; children in Years 4,5 and 6 chose a book to take home and keep from a range of favourite authors (David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson).

 

Other children have achieved their Bronze reading award or their RED TED award.

 

Take a look at the photos taken from our Reading Celebration Assembly. We are so proud of all the children who read at home! 

RED TED jumpers and Silver Reading Awards!

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A big thank you!

All the staff and children at Glade Hill would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all the parents, grandparents, Glade Hill supporters and members of staff who worked tirelessly to knit hundreds of jumpers for our RED TED awards! All your help and the beautiful jumpers really motivate the children to read. The RED TED jumper awards would not have been possible without you - so thank you!

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Round 3 of Pen Licence Awards!

Congratulations to all those children who have achieved a pen licence award this week! These children were chosen for their beautiful joined up handwriting as well as their neat presentation in all their work.

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Reading Awards

 

Congratulations to all the children who have won their RED TED reading award or their Bronze reading award!

 

We are so very proud of you for reading lots and lots at home! Don't forget to say a BIG thank you to your grown ups for hearing you read and recording it every week in your diary!

 

Here are our first reading award winners:

Prizes ready to be handed out!

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Photos of our first winners!

Recent News!

We are very proud to announce Round 1 and Round 2 of our Pen Licence Awards!

Well done to all those children who have been awarded with a Pen Licence. If you haven't got one yet don't worry - just keep trying hard to join your handwriting in every piece of work you do!

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NEWS FLASH!

 

We are very proud to announce that as of 7.1.15 we have started a new reading reward scheme across the whole school!

 

Reading is at the heart of our new curriculum and the children are thoroughly enjoying learning through our new book topic and we would like to encourage children to read further at home for pleasure.

 

We have introduced a new reading reward scheme for all children to reward their reading efforts at home. One reward scheme will run in EYFS, Y1, Y2 and Y3, and a different reward scheme will run in Y4, Y5 and Y6. This is to make sure that the rewards match the children's interests.

 

Carry on reading to find out about the two different reward schemes...

 

 

RED TED

Reading Reward Scheme (EYFS, Y1, Y2, Y3)

 

(Read Every Day, Talk Every Day)

 

How it works:

- Children are expected to read at home to an adult 3 or more times a week (which will need to be recorded in their reading diaries by an adult).

- Teachers will check reading diaries (on a set day each week) and if your children have read three times they will get a sticker on their teddy bear in their classroom.

- Children have to work towards earning ten stickers on their chart in order to win their RED TED reading award - their very own teddy bear!

- After that the children will get a new teddy bear chart and the process will begin again but this time they will be working towards winning and item of clothing for their teddy bear!

- This will continue till the end of the year so they can collect additional items for their teddy bear.

 

After launching this reward scheme in assembly on Wednesday I know all the children are excited about earning their own teddy bear!

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BRONZE, SILVER and GOLD

 

Reading Reward Scheme (Y4, Y5, Y6)

 

How it works:

- Children are expected to read at home to an adult 3 or more times a week (which will need to be recorded in their reading diaries by the adult).

- Teachers will check reading diaries (on a set day each week) and if your children have read three times they will get a sticker on their Bronze book mark.

- Children have to work towards earning ten stickers on their bookmark in order to win their Bronze reading award. They will also be rewarded with a reading certificate.

- After that the children will be working towards achieving a Silver reading reward so the process will start again and they will need to collect ten stickers on their silver bookmark.

- Once they have achieved this the process will repeat again until they have been rewarded with the Gold reading award.

- At each stage the rewards are reading related and increase the further up the reward scheme they go! They are always a surprise!

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ADDITIONAL CELEBRATIONS

 

We will be handing out two parent reading awards in each class, each week to say thank you to those parents who are hearing their children read frequently at home. Look out - the teachers may be displaying the names of the winning parents/carers on their classroom windows!

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Miss Walton

Literacy Co-ordinator

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