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Accelerated Reader

Here at Homelands we are using the Accelerated Reader programme.  Accelerated Reader is a powerful tool that helps teachers to manage and monitor children's independent reading practice by using information generated by the software.  Your child picks a book at their own level and reads it at their own pace.  When they have finished your child will take a short quiz on the computer - passing the quiz indicates that your child has understood what they have read.  AR helps develop lifelong readers.  To find out more please have a look at the documents at the bottom of this page.


It is really important that your child has support with their reading at home.  Discussing the book that they have read will help  them in preparing to 'Quiz' the next day.


Searching for Accelerated Reader books is fun and easy with the free online tool.This will help you find books appropriate for your child to read.  The link is below.

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Accelerated Reader - Celebrations


Each week in our Friday morning assembly, we announce the weekly word count for the houses which means that the house with the most words read can earn an extra 20 points for their house! 2nd place earns 15 more points, 3rd places earns 10 points and 4th places earns another 5 points.

In our Monday morning assembly we announce the weekly word count for each class for the previous week and also how many quizzes each class has taken that week. Teachers in each class then award stars to children who have completed 2 quizzes in a week where they have acheived 100%

Click on the link below to see our Readers of the Month 

Weekly Word Count

(Week ending 22.11.2019)







Accelerated Reader News


‘WordOmeter’ We set the children an AR challenge – for the whole school to have read 12, 000, 000 words by Christmas. 
Well done to everyone – we have met our target!  This week has seen a big increase, with the children reading almost double the amount of words they read the week before! 
A new target will be set for next term.  

Our first word millionaire.

School Attendance
  • Reception 95.8%
  • Year 1 98.6%
  • Year 2 99.3%
  • Year 3 98.5%
  • Year 4 96.5%
  • Year 5 96.3%
  • Year 6 98.2%
  • School 97.6%
House Points
  • Anstey's 238 points
  • Babbacombe 214 points
  • Meadfoot 185 points
  • Oddicombe 216 points