Here at Sherard Primary School we endeavor to instil a love of reading into all of our children. We want all of our children to enjoy reading and appreciate the value and comfort that a good book can bring. Therefore, encouraging children to read and introducing them to a range of books, which will hopefully create an intrinsic desire and motivation to read, is part of everyday practice across the whole school.
To ensure our children grow up with a desire to read we ensure that our libraries are brimming with new material to interest the children and that books read in class are varied, relevant and engaging. We feel it is important that children are exposed to classic authors such as Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton, Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare – expanding their horizons when it comes to choosing what they want to read.
We have a well stocked and inviting library which encourages children to spend time looking for interesting books and to read for fun.
Since September 2018, we have used Accelerated Reader (AR) to monitor, structure and reward children's reading across the school in years 5 and 6.
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read.
Click the AR Bookfinder link to find appropriate reading material linked to your child's ZPD range. This enables children, parents and relatives to find books that will interest children whilst still ensuring they are appropriately challenged and supported in selected reading material.
Visit http://www.renlearn.co.uk/accelerated-reader/ for further information.