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Our Reading Scheme for Early Readers (Reception into Key Stage One)

Accelerated Reader

Once our pupils become confident in their application of Phonics in their reading we begin to user the Accelerated Reader program to support fast and effective growth in reading skill and proficiency. 


Appropriate challenge

Pupils develop reading skills most effectively when they read appropriately challenging books – difficult enough to keep them engaged but not so difficult that they become frustrated. This is their ‘Zone of Proximal Development’ (ZPD)

Text complexity is determined by the ATOS formula, which uses the text of an entire books to inform the calculation rather than just a sample as with some other formulae. As pupils are retested, their ZPD ranges increase and broaden so they continue to read suitably challenging literature.


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