We have recently invested in this new reading programme as it is proven to motivate the children to want to read and to develop a lifelong love of reading . The children earn points and certificates by reading books and completing quizzes about the books they have read on line . There are over 200,000 quizzes to choose from. To pass a quiz and earn the points they need to get a set number correct. They will also complete three assessments each year to measure the progress they are making. We have already carried out the first one to determine which level of books they should be reading. The children can complete as many quizzes they like as often as they like but it is recommended that they take a quiz no longer than 24 hours after reading the book. They must also do the quizzes with out help in order to give a true reflection of their abilities.
The children will be given a range of books to choose from and complete the quizzes for. This is called their ZPD and could look like 3.8—4.3. When you know the ZPD level you will be able to help the children choose either online books through MyOn https://www.myon.co.uk/login/ or real live books either from our school library or your own book collection. You can do that using this link. https://www.arbookfind.co.uk/default.aspx
The library has been reorganised and the books relabelled to so that the children can start reading the books and completing the quizzes as soon as possible. It is a new system and we are all still learning how things work. There will be a parents zoom on Wednesday 5th May at 5.00pm to put forward any questions you may have and for us to show you how to access the quizzes and books from home. Details of this will be on Swan. For more information visit the Accelerated Reader website. https://www.renaissance.com/services/parent-resources/reading-literacy/
Department For Education
National curriculum in England: English programmes of study September 2014
English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society. A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. Literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know. All the skills of language are essential to participating fully as a member of society; pupils who do not learn to speak, read and write fluently and confidently are effectively disenfranchised.
The overarching aim for English in the national curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The national curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:
For the full detailed Programme of Study for English follow this link https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-english-programmes-of-study