At Armfield Academy, reading is at the heart of all learning. Our students use the Accelerated Reading Programme which allows students the freedom to choose their own books to read from our wonderful library.

The Accelerated Reading Programme is based on the principle that practice makes perfect, Accelerated Reader is a computerised learning system designed to help teachers motivate, monitor and manage student reading practice.

All the books in our library are linked to the Accelerated Reading Library and are tailored to suit the individual reading needs and abilities of each student. After reading their books, our students are then quizzed on the book to establish their level of understanding.

Students complete a Star Reading Test which establishes their reading ranges. By doing this, students can then choose a book from our library which is suited to their individual reading range. Books within their reading range will contain new vocabulary that will challenge them without them becoming disengaged and frustrated.

Our primary students are encouraged to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on the books that they have read. Each student will be given a ‘ZPD’ code which corresponds to their current reading level. They will borrow books from the school’s physical or digital libraries, and then log into their Accelerated Reader account to quiz. This helps the teacher to determine the student’s comprehension of the book they have read, and make adjustments to their reading material to ensure they are suitably challenged.