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01/04/24

Liora is running the Manchester Marathon for Chobham Friends!You can help raise money for Chobham Friends by donating online https://t.co/37hFmmQGEl

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

choir representing at a national choral competition last weekend - WOW 🔥🙌🏾👏🏼🫶🏿⚡️! Three part harmony, syncopated body percussion and in Portuguese 🇵🇹. We are so proud of how hard you worked and can’t wait to hear what you do next! pic.twitter.com/6FXMoePk7D

08/03/24

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08/03/24

A fantastic International Women’s Day at Chobham today! Celebrating all women and helping to 💜💜 pic.twitter.com/8dffQkuDVd

04/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

03/03/24

We are sooooo proud of our choir who are competing on Manchester today! We send all the luck and positivity! https://t.co/v0ZDGUNhkC

03/03/24

Our penultimate choir is from the Olympic Park in London: Harris Academy Chobham Junior Choir. Great percussion accompaniment! pic.twitter.com/tBKi9iedjL

29/02/24

Year 2’s first ever visit to the primary school library for their first Accelerated Reader session! These readers are super excited to get their hands on the big books! pic.twitter.com/nY65QV5uaG

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Our YUCAN group were lucky enough to go to Shrek’s Adventure and then for a trip on the London Eye this week! So much fun for these amazing pupils! pic.twitter.com/wxQYqDyqfZ

29/02/24

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29/02/24

Year 4 were happy historians at The British Museum last week learning all about things from the past. pic.twitter.com/SFC2KNy8zu

29/02/24

Get along to Chess Club on Thursdays at the Lighthouse and Gardens! With an amazing teacher every week for only £6 per child! pic.twitter.com/mqFwkiRE3A

28/02/24

Important team talks and tactics before the boys and girls’ football matches today! Well done to our boys for winning and reaching the final!! pic.twitter.com/BhrFZiFvIP

15/02/24

Please sign up to support us on to increase our chances of winning a massive £1,000 donation! Every new person who joins counts as an extra entry - but hurry, you've only got until the end of the week. It's completely free to help: https://t.co/51mhDqf8Zc

15/02/24

Thank you to all the amazing stalls who came and participated in our Cultural Celebration Day last week! It was an amazing event with such a range of things on offer from many different cultures! 🥳🥳🥳#culturalcelebration pic.twitter.com/nU1YOtIh18

15/02/24

A huge thank you to ! The girls absolutely love their new kits from their sponsor! It really is amazing to see them wearing them with pride! 🤩🤩 https://t.co/x0ukWvZgrX

22/12/23

Thank you to everyone who donated to our fundraiser! Our Christmas Elves (the amazing year 10 prefects) packed 20 bags of gifts for the children staying there over Christmas and a little something for the staff too 🎁 🌲 pic.twitter.com/Vs94QEtVtZ

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Accelerated Reader

Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practise.

All pupils sit a Star Test at the beginning of each term, which will identify the child’s current reading level. The child then independently selects a book from their reading level band and has a week to read the book.

How can I access Accelerated Reader?

Here is the direct link to access Accelerated Reader for Harris Academy Chobham students. Links for AR are different for each school, so please make sure you are using this one specifically: https://global-zone61.renaissance-go.com/welcomeportal/3325722

For Y2+ students on AR, the username and password is the first initial and 4 letters of their surname and ABC. Please make sure all letters are in capitals. e.g. username: APATE password: ABC


What is the weekly quiz?

 

At the end of the seven days, pupils will sit a quiz that is linked to the story they have taken home over the last week. The pupil will answer comprehension questions that will show if the child has understood what they have been reading – the number of questions is reflective of the length of the book – the longer the book, the more questions there will be. When sitting the weekly quiz, children are not allowed to look through the book – this quiz is based upon what the pupils have remembered.


What happens in the Star Test?

At the beginning of each term, pupils will sit a Star Test. This will be a standalone comprehension test that links to an unfamiliar text. This then shows the pupils’ understanding of the text and an assessment is made on their comprehension skills. A reading level is generated and class teachers can use the data generated to implement additional group activities to support pupils to make good  progress.


When do pupils sit the test?

Pupils sit their weekly quiz during their library slot. Please ask your child's class teacher for which day this is.  Pupils sit the quiz independently and use  an iPad to access the program. Every child has a unique login which is used every week and helps to monitor the progress that the child makes over time. 


How do we ensure that pupils are reading their book within 7 days?

Class teachers promote the importance of reading and pupils are encouraged to read every day – this is the expectation across the entire Academy, starting in Reception. Children will bring home their reading book every day and should be reading on average around 15-20 minutes every day to help build up their reading and comprehension skills and their reading fluency as well as help to develop their communication and language skills. For those who want to read more, opportunities are given throughout the day, such as first thing in the morning, to get books out and read. There are also opportunities to free-read during our weekly timetable, where pupils are given time to read and access their Accelerated Reader book.