Children in Foundation 2 through to year 2, are individually assessed every half term (6 weeks) in phonics by our school Reading Leaders. This data is then used to: ensure children are placed in specific phonic groups that meet their needs, ensure take home books are matched accurately to their reading ability.
We are currently in the process if moving from Book Bands to Accelerated Reader.
Once children have completed our Read Write Inc. program, they will move on to Accelerated Reader. Half termly quizzes will be used to determine pupils Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD) ensuring they read books that will enable them make the greatest progress.
Each term we also use PIRA Assessments to provide accurate summative assessments of the children’s reading ability, both their mechanics of reading and their comprehension and understanding.