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Flintham Primary School

Flintham Primary School

Online Reading Records - Boom Reader

At Flintham Primary School, we place an extremely high value on the importance of reading. Our mission is to instill a love of reading and story-telling in our pupils. We have invested heavily in our phonics scheme Read, Write, Inc and have a wonderful range of books for the children to enjoy. As a staff we have been considering a more efficient way to keep track of children’s reading – one which will ensure that all adults and all pupils are able to engage in one reading log/record without the frustration of lugging a dog-eared book around for the year and then, of course, never seeing it again.

As such, we have been looking for an online reading record and after some research, we have found one we believe is both easily accessible for parents, pupils and staff and will hold a record of children’s reading journey throughout their time at Flintham Primary School. We will be introducing this to EYFS and KS1. KS2 will be keeping their paper diaries for this next academic year.

For Schools

  • Records kept for the entire time a pupil is at a school
  • Instant whole school view of reading records and books
  • Cheaper than purchasing reading record books
  • Reduced environmental impact of book production

For Staff

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Record reading on any device connected to the internet
  • No loss of records
  • Full access to previous reading records for all pupils
  • Digitally reward children for reading

For Parents

  • Simple login to record reading
  • Can share information with school (tricky words/general comments) to support home/school communication
  • Record reading on any device connected to the internet
  • No worries about finding lost record books

For Pupils

  • Rewards for completing reading challenges
  • Can record any books they read - inside or outside school
  • Create avatars and build up their reading collection

Please find attached below a parent guide which explains how to set up and use the app, and a parent letter explaining the log-in process. Your child’s log in details will be sent out in their book bag. Should you experience any technical difficulties or need any help at all, please contact Mrs.Sharphouse or Mrs.Otton.