What is Buster’s Book Club?
Buster’s Book Club has been designed to support and encourage children to read for enjoyment, outside of the school environment. Children are encouraged to read anything they choose: fiction; non-fiction; comics; picture books; graphic novels etc and their ‘reading minutes’ at home are counted on a Wednesday night each week. In addition, we count minutes when children are read to and with by adults/siblings and also if they listen to audio books as we recognise that this can support language development and may be more appropriate for some pupils.
Children are provided with a bookmark where they, or their parent/carer, record the total number of ‘reading’ minutes. We ask that a parent or carer initials the bookmark to confirm this has taken place.
Children have the chance to become ‘Star Reader of the Week’ where they will receive a badge. They also have the chance of contribute to their class becoming the ‘Reading Class of the Week’. Inter-school competitions are run regularly to award prizes to schools – for improvement as well as number of minutes read.
Prizes have previously included:
· visits from celebrity story tellers and actors for a story time in assembly
· a visit from an Olympic athlete
· visits from organisations such as Joe’s Bows; Creepy Claws and Kickstart Sports
· book bundles and class resources
Whether a child reads for five minutes or two hours – all reading minutes are counted. #everyminutecounts #doyourbest