Reading at Bartons
Classroom Reading Areas
New books have just arrived in the school library! Make sure you go and check them out. Thank you to Ian Graham for donating the books to Bartons.
Reading Skills Cards
We have introduced a new set of Reading Skills cards, which focus on the curriculum objectives for KS1 and KS2. 
Please use them when reading with your children: ask them questions and get them to discuss their book with you! This will improve their understanding but also promote a love of reading.
Reading Skills cards are linked below:
At Bartons we follow the Read Write Inc. scheme for early reading. Every child from Y1-Y3 will work in a small group matched to their current phonics assessment. This allows a personalised approach to phonics teaching. Each child will also take home a fully decodable reading book and a sharing book. 
Please click on the video below to hear the sounds your children will learn. 
Word Millionaires!
Who is going to be the first word millionaire of 2019-20?
Congratulations - Rory and Clayton are the first children to read over 1 million words this year! 
We hope you enjoy your book voucher.
Accelerated Reader
When we are ready we get to take a STAR test which tells us which books we can choose from the library. After we have read it, we can take a quiz on it where we have to try and score over 80% to show we understood the book. 
We know that many children like to read their favourite books from home and lots of these books are already on Accelerated Reader. It is so important for children to develop a love of reading, therefore if a book from home is within their ZPD level, then of course your child can read this as their school book. You can look up a book to see what level it is (and how many words the book has) at this website: 
Last year we had a record number of Word Millionaires. In total, we celebrated 14 children reaching 1 million words or more. Including Clayton reading almost 5 million words!
Will they do it again this year?
Parents please click below to see the PowerPoint from the meeting.