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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Remarkable Readers!

To those who are not aware of the Accelerated Reader programme which runs here in Ballywalter PS here’s a brief outline:

Accelerated Reader (AR) is a reading management and monitoring programme that aims to foster independent reading. The pupils’ reading age and ability are assessed by the the internet-based software which also provides their teacher with an insight. The pupil can choose from a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in the AR scheme, once finished reading they access computerised quizzes on the books and earn AR points as they progress. Each pupil is set an individual word count target and once achieved they can choose from the “Rewards” cabinet in school.

This has proved extremely worthwhile and teachers have seen a marked improvement in Literacy skills and a real passion for reading blossoming in our school. Have a look below at some of our Remarkable Readers!

Beach School

With such a fantastic beach right on our doorstep we’d be crazy not to make good use of it! All the classes have been enjoying taking their lessons down to the shore – even with our changeable weather!