Fairview Primary School

Fairview Primary School

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Accelerated Reader

AR is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child completes a STAR READER assessment to indicate their current reading level. This assessment is carried out at several stages throughout the year. Your child then 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, in school.  (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read).  AR gives both children and teachers feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help your child set targets and direct ongoing reading practice.  Children using AR choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them. 

To encourage pupils and in order to reward their efforts we will have a range of challenges/competitions running throughout the school year.

Bookmark (Sept – June)

Pupils are given a bookmark to use in their AR book. As they complete a book and pass an online quiz they are rewarded with a sticker and encouraged to record their current word total. When the bookmark is completed a homework pass will be issued. (Pass Rate – 85%)

(Pupils should only take one test per day)

Word Millionaires

Pupils can strive to become Word Millionaires. P4 pupils will aim for 500 000 words. Photos of Word Millionaires will be displayed on our ‘In the Spotlight’ board. AR success will also be shared in our school newsletter and on Twitter @ FairviewFPS.

 

 

500 000 – AR PE Bag (P4)

1 Million words - £5 Book Token

2 Million words – AR Bookmark Light

3 Million words – Novel

4 Million words – Cinema Voucher

5 Million words – Pizza Voucher

Other Activities running throughout the year

Term 1

 - Rugby World Cup Challenge – on completing 9 books the pupils get to choose a prize from our AR Treasure Trove

- Word Count Class Competition – Trophies are awarded to the class in each year with the greatest word count.

Term 2

 - 100% Award - pupils get to choose a prize from our AR Treasure Trove when they achieve 100% in 5 AR tests.

Term 3

- Olympic Challenge – Word Count Competition                                   

FAIRVIEW AR LEVELS

White – 0-1.9

Yellow – 2.0-2.9

Blue – 3.0-3.9

Green – 4.0-4.9

Red – 5.0-5.9

Black 6+