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May AR Certificates

Well done to all pupils for keeping up their reading at home!


We have 2 new word millionaires this month:


Jay Dougan

Chloe Lagan


And 4 new multi millionaires:


Daniel Ryan 2 million words

Kara Balmer 2 million words

Anna Kane 3 million words
Abigail McCrory 4 million words


Amazing work, well done everyone!


The pupils who have received the Star Reader certificate for May are:



Austin Betts
Ben Kirkpatrick
Daniel Boucher
Lewis Fulton
Rebecca Rahman
Rylan Conlon
Sean Rea



Chloe Lagan
Elliott Hoey
Harry Doone
Joshua Wilson
Katie Smyth
Marc Irvine
Sophia McCullough



Deborah Bell
Emily Wray
Isla Fleck
Katie Thursby
Lewis Dobbin
Troy McLaughlin

                                                  Accelerated Reader Certificates

A massive well done to all pupils that have been keeping up with their Accelerated Reading while at home, Keep Reading!


We have 5 new word millionaires! 


Aimee Ritchie

Faith Wilson

Gabriella Patterson

Kirsten Taylor

Nisha Jairath


And some new multi-millionaires surprise


Isla Fleck  2 million words

Sophie Carp  3 million words

Abigail McCrory  3 million words



Here are the Star Readers from the last month, 



Jason Park                     

Jacob Wright                    

Scarlett Smyth                 

Jacob Waring                   

Jake Chen      

Jude Mahoney 



Sophie Carp

Sophia McCullough    

Daniel Ryan

Kara Balmer

Jay Dougan

Erin Patterson   

Gabriella Patterson



Kirsten Taylor

Abigail McCrory

Leah Waring


Your certificates are all available for you to download and print at home if you want!


Remember P5 and P6 any points you have from this year will still count next year towards prizes!


Accessing Accelerated reader from home




Pupils should know their usernames, most usernames are the first letter of their first name and the first four of their surname.

For example; John Smyth = jsmyt (all lowercase)

All pupils' passwords are the same = abc (all lowercase)

To access a range of ebooks for free from Renaissance Accelerated Reader go to 

If you are having a problem please don't call the school office, email Carrie at

Engage Pupils, Motivate Reading Practice, Improve Reading Progress


Accelerated Reader is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Pupils read books, take online quizzes, and get immediate feedback. Pupils respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. As a result of receiving regular feedback from Accelerated Reader, teachers and librarians are given many opportunities to praise pupils for their successes and to discuss with them what they have been reading. Pupils using Accelerated Reader choose their own books to read, rather than having one assigned to them. This makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that are interesting to them.


Your child will complete a STAR READER assessment to indicate their current reading level. This assessment is carried out at several stages throughout the year. Your child then picks a book at his/her own level and reads it at his/her own pace.  When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer, in school.  (Passing the quiz is an indication that your child understood what was read). Pupils will be given the opportunity to have independent Accelerated Reading time each day.


To encourage pupils and in order to reward their efforts there are two awards available.

Star Reader is awarded at the end of each month to a pupil in each class (P5-P7). Pupils may receive this certificate because they have read a lot of books and received good results in the quizzes, or because of their improvement over the month. 


AR Millionaire is awarded to pupils who have read over a million words over the course of the year.



Accelerated Reader Rewards


As well as the monthly Star reader and Millionaire certificates pupils also gain points for every book they pass a quiz on. These points can be saved up and exchanged for a variety of prizes, such as; Bookmarks, notebooks, mini games, footballs, craft box, earphones, colouring books etc. Our top prize is a £10 voucher for a shop of the pupils choice!

Points can be saved from P5 through to P7. Any points from your previous year will be carried over to use, so you can save for the prize you want!



In class pupils all have an Incentive card. If they get over 85% on a quiz they will get a stamp or signature on their card. Once their card is completely full they can exchange it for a Golden Ticket. There will also be a monthly prize draw in class for a Golden Ticket, pupils can get their name entered for the monthly draw if they get 70% or above in a quiz.

Golden Tickets can be used for:

  • A night off written homework.
  • Being able to sit beside a friend for the day.
  • A cushion to sit on in class for the day.



Star Readers January 2020

AR Millionaires

Star Readers February 2020