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We have used this reading scheme for 3 years and were the first in Cornwall to do so. It has since been adopted by several other schools in the area.

Pupils take a reading test on the computer which gives them a comprehensive review of their reading age, things to improve on and 'ZPD level'. Pupils choose books at their appropriate reading levels (ZPD) and read them at their own pace. You can visit AR BookFinder at www.renlearn.com/arbookfinder/ to find available titles. The pupils then take an online quiz on the book they have read. Accelerated Reader has more than 140,000 quizzes to choose from. There is immediate feedback on the reading and vocabulary progress for each pupil.

With the Home Connect facility, you can keep involved by linking the school and home to make personalised reading practice even more effective. By logging on from a home computer, pupils and parents can see progress towards reading goals, conduct book searches using AR Bookfinder, review results on AR quizzes, view the number of books read, words read, and quizzes passed.

Each week in Spotlight pupils who have achieved particularly well will be mentioned. This week Andrew has read the most words since the beginning of term, an outstanding figure of 359,861 words! Also he has taken and passed 7 tests. Across Years 7 and 8 a total of 317 books have been read, and the total number of words read for all which equates to the combined number of words read for all Year 7 and Year 8 pupils and one year 9 group totals 4,048,918!

Mrs Hancock

Librarian


Home Learning Wonder Wall

Well done to all the excellent work students are producing please see some examples of the work completed each day during distance learning.

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Moments in Time 2020


A reflection on the ideas, thoughts, feelings, surroundings and effects of the Corona school closures on Poltair pupils.


The Poltair Art Department have started a Poltair Pinterest page.


Students are emailing work they have completed at home to their teachers, the work is then showcased on the page.


Some fantastic work on there already:


Moments in Time 2020 - Pinterest

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Free Software For Children

Following our upgrade to Office 365 we can now offer all students free licenses to use the latest version of Microsoft Office at home, this includes Microsoft Office on a Mac, and also Microsoft Office on Android or iOS.

Office 365 At Poltair

Click the link above to download your copy now!