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17/08/22

How to manage results day: 6 tips for parents in summer 2022 - BBC Bitesize https://t.co/v0LwLR4t8I

15/08/22

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A welcome letter from the heads of and giving clarity and reassurance to students receiving their results this Thursday: https://t.co/OrPTfuqUv6 https://t.co/rcgBjt29oi

22/07/22

Calling all Harris Academy parents and pupils who use Hartington Park. Have your say on the future of the park. https://t.co/JIqb78AidI

21/07/22

Parents - see the leaving gift our Artist in Residence did for our children in primary. A mural to spark the imagination - forest magic | https://t.co/zHqIuVgT90

19/07/22

Morning update on temperatures at Harris Tottenham! https://t.co/eSKHplUF6K

18/07/22

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📢 Announcing our largest Funding Round EVER 🔔🔔 A whopping £280,000 to 18 schools NATIONWIDE 💷🌍 We LOVE the vision — funding from RTM UK is helping schools deliver it. 💚 To all new schools: WELCOME to the RTM family! https://t.co/BRJjfOjIaE

18/07/22

Tomorrow (Tuesday) we will have the same timings for children tomorrow. The temperature is reported to be hotter than today and a risk assessment will protect your children. https://t.co/9bmO4CDRJ2

18/07/22

20 second update on temperature in school this morning & our measures. Thank you to all parents for sending in children with sensible cool uniform. https://t.co/KfdluqYjXB

17/07/22

Parents If your child has medical or health condition that is exacerbated by high temperature we advise keeping them home tomorrow (Monday 18th July) We are open but our glass structure & lack of air conditioning will make tomorrow very unsafe for children who cannot regulate

16/07/22

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16/07/22

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This is the beginning of a wonderful journey after this life changing week for our Team18 from HATO. It has been an honour to be part it and see them flourishing. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/rL9GMQDiOr

16/07/22

A fantastic event last night! Thank you to all of our staff & PTA for your support & to our families & community members for attending- we hope you had as much fun as us! https://t.co/76BTK6Xhng

15/07/22

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Teachers busy setting up for the Today 3-5pm https://t.co/RdsKu8rOv2

15/07/22

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Competing with older students wasn’t an easy task but team 18 who had worked on their project as part of the Launch Prize before at Coleraine, was recognised as a strong team with unique idea. ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦https://t.co/oHIYiOZEtj

15/07/22

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15/07/22

Teachers busy setting up for the Today 3-5pm https://t.co/RdsKu8rOv2

13/07/22

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Day3- Dr Swanson starting the day by giving more information, answering more questions.What does it take to become an astronaut ? What is it like to work in the ISS ? ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁦https://t.co/mWMEl6jcxX

13/07/22

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Dr Keeble from Kings College and Mr Molland, the lead scientist from Oxford guide the students through their thoughts processes before finalising their research.⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/VVSNOrX2qd

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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practise.

All pupils sit a Star Test at the beginning of each term, which will identify the child’s current reading level. The child then independently selects a book from their reading level band and has a week to read the book.


What is the weekly quiz?

At the end of the seven days, pupils will sit a quiz that is linked to the story they have taken home over the last week. The pupil will answer comprehension questions that will show if the child has understood what they have been reading – the number of questions is reflective of the length of the book – the longer the book, the more questions there will be. When sitting the weekly quiz, children are not allowed to look through the book – this quiz is based upon what the pupils have remembered.


What happens in the Star Test?

At the beginning of each term, pupils will sit a Star Test. This will be a standalone comprehension test that links to an unfamiliar text. This then shows the pupils’ understanding of the text and an assessment is made on their comprehension skills. A reading level is generated and class teachers can use the data generated to implement additional group activities to support pupils to make good  progress.


When do pupils sit the test?

Pupils sit their weekly quiz during one of their reading lessons. Key Stage 2 have four reading lessons a week, one of which is purely dedicated to Accelerated Reader. Pupils sit the quiz independently and use either a laptop or an iPad to access the program. Every child has a unique login which is used every week and helps to monitor the progress that the child makes over time.


How do we ensure that pupils are reading their book within 7 days?

Class teachers promote the importance of reading and pupils are encouraged to read every day – this is the expectation across the entire Academy, starting in Reception. Children will bring home their reading book every day and should be reading on average around 15-20 minutes every day to help build up their reading and comprehension skills and their reading fluency as well as help to develop their communication and language skills.

Class teachers monitor Reading Diaries to see if pupils are regularly reading at home and for those that are not or for those who want to read more, opportunities are given throughout the day, such as first thing in the morning, to get books out and read. There are also opportunities to free-read during our weekly Reading timetable, where pupils are given time to read and access their Accelerated Reader book.


How do we celebrate success?

Every week, each child that has achieved 100% in their weekly quiz, will receive a certificate in assembly and the class that receives the highest combined percentage score will receive extra playtime as a reward. Class winners will also be announced in assembly and mentioned in the weekly newsletter for families to see.

If you have any questions about the Accelerated Reader programme, do not hesitate to speak to your child’s class teacher or to the English Lead.