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Challenge 3: Five-a-side Reading Stars Challenge

We want you to take on our Five-a-side Reading Challenge set by TV presenter Ben Shires.

Five-a-side Reading Stars Challenge

We want you to take on our Five-a-side Reading Challenge set by TV presenter Ben Shires.

As a family, we want you to choose the perfect book to read together in your household. You could choose a storybook, a football programme, a magazine, or a poetry book – anything you like!

You can take it in turns to read a page or chapter each out loud, or you could nominate a family storyteller.

To pick the right book for you, make sure to use the five-finger rule from our Five-a-side Reading Challenge pack.   


Open a book to any page and read it. Hold a finger up for every word you do not know.

0-1words= Too easy

2-3 words = Just right

4 words = Give it a try!

5 words = Too hard

Get in touch - we can’t wait to see what you’ve been reading! Show us what reading together looks like where you are and what you’ve been reading by sending us a picture or video to PLPrimaryStars@premierleague.com or tweet us at @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars.

We will feature our favourites in our community news story, and you could even be chosen as our star of the week!