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Posted on September 28th 2018
What Books Are You Reading?
On Monday 1st October 2018, staff will be collecting information on what books our students are reading. This information will be used to continue to stock our library and plan relevant activities around the joy of reading. Download a letter to parents.
As part of our Academy initiative entitled ‘Bringing Language to Life’ we are asking that all students in years 7, 8 , 9 and 10 bring an appropriate and challenging reading book to the Academy every working day. This will be used and discussed in their English lessons and in other aspects of Academy life, such as learning guidance.
We've sent home a set of recommended entertaining books that help students literacy levels move forward and we'll be adding details to the website shortly too. We have called these the ‘Rainham 100’ and have all been chosen as they have a high reading age and ensure students learn knowledge that is covered in various aspects of the taught curriculum at the Academy. The ‘Rainham 100’ is also linked to our reward system. Prizes and points will be awarded to those students who can successfully pass quizzes (where possible) on the books they have chosen to read or who produce book reviews for display.
We believe it is crucial that all of our young people have excellent literacy and numeracy skills. It is crucial for their future education, future employment and all round well-being.
Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing what books surface amongst our students.