DSR is a well-established approach at Holmleigh Primary School to the teaching of early reading. This whole class-based programme is delivered initially to Year 1, then introduced into Reception and for some children in Year 2 who continue to benefit from DSR for maximum impact across the school. Additionally, DSR is implemented in small groups or 1-1 catch up interventions across the school where needed. Children enjoy daily independent reading in small groups matched to their independent reading level, led by a trained adult.
Adults use differentiated lesson guides to move children on and make sound judgements about when to do so.
Children enjoy daily reading in small groups matched to their independent reading level, led by a trained adult.
The programme used with synthetics phonics helps children make accelerated progress in raising school reading standards at KS1.
The programme is designed so that children become fluent readers. Children:
read stories on their own from the start
learn to respond to and engage with new ideas and information
are taught how to access information with increasing autonomy
learn to problem solve independently while keeping a story or message in mind
We are always looking for parent volunteers to support us with the delivery of this programme. If you are interested in and available, please contact us by emailing ZAydemir@holmleigh.hackney.sch.uk or simply speaking with your child’s class teacher.
ACCELERATED READER (AR)
Accelerated Reader is a reading program we use here at Holmleigh for our KS2 pupils, from year 3 to 6. Children pick a book at their level and read it at their own pace. When finished reading, children take a short quiz on a computer in school. (Passing the quiz is an indication that they have understood what they have read.) Accelerated Reader gives children, teachers, and parents feedback based on the quiz results, which the teacher then uses to help the child set goals and direct ongoing reading practice.
Children using Accelerated Reader choose books at their level rather than having one assigned to them. The opportunity to select books makes reading a much more enjoyable experience as they can choose books that interest them.