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Ready Steady Read

2018 - 2019

Ready, Steady Read - “To learn to read is to light a fire”


Our vision is for Meadlands to be a reading school; where children pick up a book for pleasure, where children enjoy discussing books and books are seen as the gateways to adventures.


Ready Steady Read is a half termly reading competition that the whole school takes part in. Each class has a book or a group of poems to read but there is no restriction to read the book assigned to your class. In this way, children can be challenged or supported but still engage in reading.


When a child has read the book, they are “tested” on it by an adult in the school and then their name gets put forward to a half termly raffle. If they read the six books in a year, then their name is entered into the annual draw. Prizes have included book vouchers from “The Alligator’s Bookshop” in Richmond, tickets to the Roald Dahl Museum and a Kindle.





An example of a Ready Steady Reading list


Challenge Book: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome

Year 6: Jinx by Sage Blackwood

Year 5: Once by Morris Gleitzmann. This is an age appropriate book but covers a challenging theme so please read this along with your child.

Year 4: The Midnight Gang by David Walliams

Year 3: The Adventures of Tin Tin : The Shooting Star

Year 2: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This is a book best read, shared and enjoyed together.

Year 1: Man on the Moon by Simon Bartram

Reception: The Snowman by Raymond Briggs

Nursery: The Snowman by Raymond Briggs


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