From 2019 onwards, we launched Accelerated Reader across the school. Accelerated Reader is helping to ensure all of our children at Falcon are confident and fluid readers who read daily in school and get the support they need to fulfil their potential. In fact, we already have some ‘millionaire’ readers who have read over a million words since starting the program in September which is fantastic! As a school devoted to promoting a love for reading, we have also enjoyed visits from authors, book fairs, fancy dress World Book Days and more! Come and speak to one of our year 6 librarians to find out more!
Reading is taught through English lessons and "Reading like a Reader" through our Talk For Writing approach. Our Talk For Writing approach uses model texts that are pitched at a challenging level and builds vocabulary, grammar and reading skills. Additionally, guided reading sessions are timetabled for every class and year group on a weekly basis. Accelerated Reader sessions are timetabled daily for independent reading.
The school also adpots the DEAR approach (Drop Everything And Read) to instill a love of reading and uses this as an opportunity to share a book!