We’re excited to let you know that we’ve partnered with Sparx to start using their new reading platform, Sparx Reader. From Monday 6th November your child will be using Sparx Reader to complete weekly homework. This will replace the current Bedrock Vocabulary homework that Year 7 students are currently assigned. Your child’s homework will be set on a Monday and due on the following Monday every week during term time.
Sparx Reader helps every student to achieve regular independent reading, which is incredibly important for building vital literacy skills. Students can choose from a range of ebooks at their appropriate level and as they read, they’ll answer questions to check they’re reading carefully. Careful readers earn points meaning they can track their progress and climb the league table!
How do they log in?
Students log in at sparxreader.com. They will be able to use their school Google details to login. If a student has any issue they should speak to their English teacher or form tutor.
What devices are supported?
Your child can access Sparx Reader on any device that connects to the internet with a web browser.
How can I support my child with their reading?
Sparx Reader adapts to each student’s reading level, so it’s important that you don’t help by answering questions for them. If you help them, Sparx Reader might think they’re a very strong reader and show them books that are too difficult.
You can however help to provide a quiet space for your child to focus on their reading homework each week.
The best way to support your child is to ask them about the book they’re reading; what aspects they’re enjoying, or what characters and events they’ve recently read about.
How can I monitor the reading my child is doing?
You are able to keep track of the reading your child is doing by clicking through the link to the Parent Portal in your Sparx Maths weekly homework email.
On the Parent Portal, you can choose to view homework progress for any Sparx learning system your child is using. For Sparx Reader, you can see progress with the current and previous homework, and browse books that your child has been reading as part of their current homework.
What support is available at Harwich and Dovercourt High School?
Chromebooks are available for students to complete homework at Homework Club which runs after school Monday to Thursday in K12.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms S Rogers
KS3 English Leader