For younger children our reading books are grouped into colour book bands. The books in each book band are at approximately the same reading level – although some may be trickier than others! Children in Year 2 start to move onto the Accelerated Reader scheme (see below for details).
Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child reads 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 - passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read. We suggest that pupils read their book at least twice, unless otherwise instructed, and discuss with an adult the contents before taking the quiz.