All pupils from Year 3 to Year 7 participate in the Accelerated Reader Programme.
Throughout the year pupils will take a Star Reading Assessment. This will provide them with a reading range, officially called their ZPD (Zone of Proximal Development). This range provides pupils with the best level of books for them to read independently and make progress with their reading. The books in our school library’s have the book level on the spine, meaning it is easy for pupils to find a book within their level, which they then read and complete a short comprehension quiz on.
Pupils can quiz by following this link here:
If you would like to know what level a book is that you have at home, you can type the name of the book into this website here to find out.
Each term pupils have the opportunity to win prizes. For the first 30 quizzes they pass, they will be awarded a prize for each 5. These prizes are awarded weekly in their classrooms. If a pupil passes more than 30 quizzes in the term they will be rewarded achievement points.
Throughout the year pupils have the opportunity to earn badges:
The Bronze Reading Badge is for pupils who have read over 50,000 words.
The Silver Reading Badge is for pupils who have read over 250,000 words.
The Gold Reading Badge is for pupils who have read over 500,000 words.
The Millionaire Reading Badge is for pupils who have read over 1 Million words.
100 Book Challenge
We have compiled a list of 100 books that we think pupils would enjoy and created a ‘challenge’ to see how many of the pupils could read before they left our Primary stage and then a further 100 books for our Secondary pupils.
Our collection is full of a variety of texts – from classics and picture books to contemporary reads and graphic novels. We have included stand alone books as well as the first in some series to try and hook pupils into reading series after series.
Listed below are the full lists of the books (as well as the ages we recommend!) as well as a poster that can be printed to track the challenge.