Access to Accelerated Reader System
Dear Parents and Carers
We are pleased to inform you that your child will now be able to access the Accelerated Reader system at home. This will enable students to complete quizzes on their reading book far more quickly than they can currently. We want students to appreciate how valuable and rewarding reading can be, as such we will continue to reward pupils for their individual successes during this process; every time a student completes a quiz and gains full marks they are awarded five housepoints by their teacher, if they score 80-90% (usually 8-9 marks) they are awarded three housepoints. Please encourage your child to claim these housepoints from their teacher!
To access the AR quizzes please visit https://ukhosted60.renlearn.co.uk/1893721/ where your child will be able to access the system using their usual AR login details.
The AR program has not only been specifically designed to improve studentsʼ reading ability and continue to raise their reading age, but also to encourage and nurture a love of reading that will continue into adulthood.
Reading is a national priority for a number of reasons: being able to demonstrate competent reading skills is essential for subjects across the entire curriculum. Scientific research shows clearly that a student who reads regularly for 20 minutes per day is far more likely to be successful at GCSE level and beyond. We would encourage your child to read a couple of chapters a day –focusing on chapters rather than time spent will help to focus and engage with the story.
If you have any questions about the program, or if you would like a personalised list of books that fit your son/daughterʼs ZPD, please do not hesitate to contact us at the school.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Mrs J Hunt (Head of Literacy) and Mrs L Gill (Librarian)