Our library is organised using the Accelerated Reading scheme. All pupils are tested on entry using the STAR reading test and given a starting point appropriate to their sight vocabulary. We strongly encourage parents and carers to read daily with their child, even if it is just for a short period. The Accelerated Reading scheme is based around quizzes that children will take once a book has been completed. These are designed to check the child’s understanding of a book and help them pick another title that will be appropriate for their level.
We use our family of reading characters to develop children’s comprehension skills, enabling them to discuss a wide range of reading material at a deeper level. Specific reading skills are taught weekly through guided reading which is closely linked to the writing learning journeys so that children experience the integral relationship between reading and writing.
As well as the teaching of reading, we hope to foster a love and enjoyment of books. Both authors and illustrators have visited the school in the past as part of our annual Book Week celebrations. Each classroom has a special reading corner that promotes a love of literature and is filled with books and authors for children to try.
We have a ‘Reading Miles’ system which records each time a child reads to an adult and certificates are awarded accordingly. This year children have to achieve ‘Reading Miles’ so that they receive a certificate of famous tourist sites around the world.