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St Nicholas C of E Primary School East Challow

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Owl Class Year 2 & 3

Welcome to Owl Class!


Here you will find lots of information about our projects. Each term we will add information about what we are learning in class as well as some useful resources for you to use to support with your child at home.


Following my request on a recent Owl Class newsletter, we still hadn't got enough spare socks to made our sock puppet heroes and villains.  However, I mentioned it to my class again this week and I'm happy to say that we now have enough!  Thank you for all your donations.  

Information on Accelerated Reader (AR)

Class Reading Book System for Parents of Year 3 Children


When children are in Year 3 at St Nics they move from Book Bands to the Accelerated Reader (AR) reading book system.  This system accurately assesses their reading level via a short online AR Star assessment, which ensures they are reading books that are enjoyable and provide enough of a challenge, without being too difficult (AR calls this their ZPD.  I call it their Goldilocks Zone)  The assessment gives each child a reading level range and they choose their reading books from within that range.


After they have read a book, they take a short online comprehension quiz on it, which builds on the reading skills we teach in our reading lessons and assesses their comprehension of the text, which helps us to spot gaps and ensure all children are making really good progress with their reading. 


To get a complete idea of the AR system and how we teach Reading for Meaning at St Nics, click on the Introduction to AR Powerpoint below.