Primary 4 to Primary 7 are beginning an exciting new reading programme called Accelerated Reading.
It is highly motivational and designed to;
- promote enjoyment in reading
- increase the frequency with which children read
- raise comprehension skills.
The school has invested heavily in the purchase of new reading materials.
How AR works…
Initially, the children do a short test to assess their reading level. From this, a wide range of books, within their level, are available for them to choose and read. The children are given opportunities to indulge in their reading throughout the school day and especially during silent reading time.
Upon completion of their chosen book, the children complete a short comprehension test on their iPads and get a score out of 100. Pupils obtaining a maximum score of 100 are entered into the draw each week to win a prize!
Each pupil has a personal target to reach which requires them to read a wide range of books of increasing challenge.
Each year, an AR Reading Reward Trip takes place. Pupils who have made exceptional progress in their reading get chosen to go on an exciting day trip. Past visits have included; the Odyssey and this year; chocolate making at Auntie Sandra’s Chocolate Factory!