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Home learning - Five-a-side Reading Challenge


Home learning - Five-a-side Reading Challenge

KS1/Foundation, KS2

Encourage children to pick a book to read using the 'five finger' rule.

Once you have chosen a book as a family using the 'five finger' rule, we would like you to draw a picture of your favourite character.

Use your imagination and be as creative as possible, then share a photo of your illustration with us on Twitter @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars or email us at to get involved.

Take part in our weekly challenges; the Five-a-side Reading Stars challenge and the Character Drawing challenge.  

What resources are in this pack?

Learning outcomes

Children will: 

  • be encouraged to become proud readers
  • increase their engagement and gain confidence in reading

Five-a-side film

Featuring Gunnersaurus and Ben Shires, this film shows children how to use the 'five finger rule' to choose the perfect book for them.


The Character Drawing Challenge

Grab your pens and download the template to draw your favourite character.

Be as creative as possible and share with us on Twitter @PLCommunities, using the hashtag #PLPrimaryStars.