Accelerated Reader

Everyone at Excalibur School wants to foster and enhance our pupils’ attitude to reading. We  have now introduced Accelerated Reader which helps motivate children to read and understand what they read independently. A lot of children can read the words but they are not able to recollect or comprehend what they had read. This system will help with all of these things and help them to choose books that are at a suitable level for them.

For detailed information on how Accelerated Reader works there is a Parent leaflet that can be donwloaded below.


Parents Logging onto Accelerated Reader

Parents are able to log onto Accelerated reader from home using the link below.

If you click on the link above and simply enter your child’s username and password (all children should know this or it can be found in your child's planner) and you will be able to:

  • review results on AR quizzes taken in school
  • view the number of books read, words read and quizzes passed
  • see a virtual bookshelf showing the books your child has read

You will also see a link to ‘E-Mail Setup’ at the top of the page that gives you the chance to sign up to recieve an e-mail every time your child takes a quiz to share the results with you instantly!


Reading books from home or the library

If you have a book from home or the local library that you would like to read then please use the link below to see if it is on A.R:

Type in the title of your book, e.g. ‘Matilda’ and search.  If it is there you will see the front cover of the book and information beside it. Look for the BL number – this is the Book Level.

Matilda is 5.0, so for someone who has a range of 4.1 – 6.0 this book would be at their level.

Please remember a book doesn’t always have to be within your level!  You can challenge yourself and try it independently, read it with someone or have someone read it to you.



Accelerated Reader Pupil Voice Meetings - Friday 11th November 2016

Mrs Tomkinson conducted a series of pupil interviews last week and the children gave their thoughts about this latest initiative. These are some of the things that they said:

Ben – It has made me realise what books are my level and so I am reading more challenging text which has made me a better reader in general.

Layla – I already read lots at home. Now I enjoy reading more at school because the books are better. Guided reading sessions are quieter as people are more engaged in reading.

Molly – It has made me persevere with books to the end and not just give up.

Sophia – It has made me read more which makes me learn more about the world.

Joseph – It helps me to learn more about authors so that I can read more of their books if I like them.


The governor blog on the pupil voice meetings can be found using the following link:

Files to Download

Contact the School

Excalibur Primary School

Ivy Lane

Tel: 01270 845781
Fax: Out of Hours Club - 01270 845786

SEN Contact: Anna McArdle and Heather Taylor

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