Accelerated Reader Scheme Promotes a Love of Reading at Burton Road

Rise to Reading with our Accelerated Reader Scheme


At Burton Road, we are dedicated to ensuring that all of our children leave primary school with a love of reading. We know and recognise that reading is the key to everything is life and we aim to instil this in the pupils at our school.


In order to promote a love of reading for pleasure but also to support learning, we have introduced Recommended Reads to each year group. This list of books gives the children opportunity to move outside of their comfort zone and perhaps choose a book that they may not have picked up before. We aim for each child to read within their ability range, whilst still ensuring a level of challenge.


Children in foundation stage, read and share their books with their families and answer questions about what they have read. As the children move through school into Key Stage 1 and 2, and become more confident with their reading, they are able to read some books independently and complete a quiz which will test their understanding. 


We reward the children for their efforts with certificates and wrist bands. 

5 books - Certificate

10 books - Bronze

15 books - Silver

20 books - Gold

A special trophy is awarded to children who push themselves beyond these targets. 


Our Spring Term 1 Awards can be seen below.