More Golden Tickets are Found!

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Alex McIlwraith 8AB

A number of golden tickets were hidden inside library books recently.

 

The finders have to complete a few steps to claim their prize.

1. Check out the book

2. Read the book within 2weeks.

3. Quiz on the book and score 85% or higher.

4. Take their TOPS Report to Ms.Fulton and claim their prize.

 

 

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Well done to Abbie Irvine-Adair 8B1 and Alex McIlwraith 8AB!

 

Abbie read Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK.Rowling (level 7.2) and scored 100% in her AR quiz.

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Alex read The Martian by Andy Weir (level 5.4) and scored 100% in his AR quiz.

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A Second Golden Ticket has Been Found!

 

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Amy Gardiner 9A1- second winner of a Golden Ticket prize!

A number of golden tickets were hidden inside library books recently.

The finders have to complete a few steps to claim their prize.

1. Check out the book

2. Read the book within 2weeks.

3. Quiz on the book and score 85% or higher.

4. Take their TOPS Report to Ms.Fulton and claim their prize.

Well done to Amy who is our second winner!golden_ticket

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amy read The Many Worlds of Albie Brightman by Christopher Edge (level 6.2) and scored 100% in her quiz

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Readathon 2017

Cards will be issued to pupils : 6th April 2017

Cards and money to be returned  by 27th April 2017

 “Through books we learn the mastery of words,

the essential skill that will enable us to achieve our potential.”

Michael Morpurgo

In a few weeks we will be launching a Readathon Sponsored Read for all our Year 8 pupils.

Readathon is the UK’s national sponsored reading event for schools. Readathon encourages children to read for pleasure – an activity proven to increase children’s chances of success and personal happiness for the rest of their lives. (Source: OECD)

 Readathon motivates reluctant readers to give reading a go, and keen readers to read more widely. It works because children choose what they want to read – they are not being assessed, it’s all about reading for fun.

We would like you to support them, in particular by sponsoring them. The money raised helps the charity Readathon to regularly give brand new books and storyteller visits to children’s hospitals across the UK.

For more information visit www.readathon.org.

Thank you for your support – and happy reading!

Look Who Found a Golden Ticket!

 

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Cerys Ferguson 9A1 – our first golden ticket winner

A number of golden tickets were hidden inside library books recently. The finders have to complete a few steps to claim their prize.

1. Check out the book

2. Read the book within 2weeks.

3. Quiz on the book and score 85% or higher.

4. Take their TOPS Report to Ms.Fulton and claim their prize.

Well done to Cerys who was our first winner!

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Cerys read The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge (level 6.4) and scored 100% in her quiz.

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Skip the Queue Awards – February 2017

Skip the Queue – monthly awards – Accelerated Reader

These pupils are being rewarded for having completed 2 or more quizzes in Accelerated Reader during the month of February at their book level target, and achieving accuracy of 85% or more.

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Khagaraja Mettu 8A2

Charlie Maher 8A2

Katie Graham 8B1

Zoe Pearson 9AB

Francesca Kim 9A1

 

 Free disco ticket

Mike Flack 8A1

 

Voucher for canteen lunch

Megan Dunlop 8A1

Time to Spring into a New Round of Star Tests!

Round 4 of Star Testing is soon about to begin!

It will start next Monday (13th March 2017) and we hope the results will reflect the efforts of pupils to engage with Accelerated Reader. They have a few days remaining to quiz on those final books before the quiz period ends on Friday.

 (Library is open every morning from 8.15am for quizzing and most lunchtime sessions)

Following the results, new targets will be issued and the whole quizzing process starts again 👍

Awards will be issued to anyone who has read over a million words; to those who scored 100% in five or more quizzes and to the pupil in each class who shows the most progress through an increased score in the Star Test.

So just to remind you all…

What is a STAR Readinstarg™ test?

STAR Reading is a computerized reading assessment that uses computer-adaptive technology. Questions continually adjust to the pupil’s responses.

If the pupil’s response is correct, the difficulty level is increased.

If the pupil misses a question, the difficulty level is reduced.

The test uses multiple-choice questions and takes approximately 20 minutes. Pupils will take 5 of these throughout the school year.

What is a Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD)?

ZPD is the range of books that will challenge a child without causing frustration or loss of motivation. Your child will receive a ZPD range after taking a STAR Reading test.

What is a book level?

Book levels represent the difficulty of the text.

Year 10 transfer exams? Too busy to read? Too much revision to do? Stop right there!

Now is one of the best times to make sure you’re getting your daily reading for pleasure.

The benefits of daily pleasure reading are huge:

  •  You’ll almost certainly reduce stress.
  • Being carried away into the world in a book helps you take a break. It gives what you’re learning a chance to consolidate and settle.
  • It will help you get to sleep more quickly if you use it to calm your mind before bed.
  • Daily reading for pleasure in teenagers is associated with higher grades and greater success.

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Read what you want, something you can get carried away by, something that will let you escape for a while to another world.  it’s medicine for the soul.

 

  • Reading for pleasure is not a luxury:
  • You’ll come back feeling better and better able to face exams!
  • Read to relax!