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Online resources

Our range of online resources will play an important role in supporting children's learning at home during the current period of school closure.

Below is a list of our online resources which can be accessed from home.

 

Accelerated Reader

Once children reach a certain level in their reading, they are able to access a reading program called Accelerated Reader. The program provides quizzes for the children to take once they have read a book which improves their comprehension.

Bookfinder

There are over 30,000 books with Accelerated Reader quizzes. You can check whether a book has a quiz by searching for it on Accelerated Reader Bookfinder. Information about the books such as its book level and how many points it's worth will also be provided. Children should choose books with levels that fall between their zone of proximal development (ZPD).

myON

We subscribe to myON so that the children can have access to over 6000 enhanced digital books online. All of the books on myON have Accelerated Reader book levels so that children can choose books within their ZPD range. Every book also has an Accelerated Reader quiz to complete afterwards.

Quizzes

The children can take the quizzes using an iPad or computer. While school is closed, children will be able to take Accelerated Reader quizzes at home.  Children should use their username and password to log in, then select "Accelerated Reader": 

Renaissance Home Connect

Accelerated Reader has a special feature called Renaissance Home Connect which enables parents and carers to access information about the books their children have read and the quizzes they have taken. Parents/carers should use their child's username and password to log in. 

The evidence behind Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader produces “particularly positive effects” according to an independent study by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) and Durham University. For more information about the evidence behind Accelerated Reader, see the EEF evaluation report.

 

Espresso

Espresso is an excellent resource full of online resources for children to use at home as well as at school.

Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.

 

Spelling Shed

Our school subscribes to Spelling Shed. We use this in school to support our teaching of spelling but it is also available as a fun resource for children and parents to use at home.

Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.

 

Times Tables Rockstars

Our school subscribes to Times Tables Rockstars. This is used in school as an enjoyable way for the children to practise times tables. Children can log in at home too. Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.

 

Mathletics

Our school subscribes to Mathletics for children in key stage 1. We use this in school to support our teaching of mathematics but it is also available as an excellent resource for children and parents to use at home.

Ask your child’s class teacher for the username and password.