When Parents Evenings comes around we are always asked for booklists by the English Department so that they can give parents recommended titles to encourage wider reading. Having revised our usual bookmark format for Y9 we have changed it for Y7 and may roll this out to all years in the future. (Mrs Gibson gets a lot of fresh ideas from her contacts on Twitter and the layout for this came from @PrimaryMrAndrew!) We hope to be able to add student reviews to recommendations from staff. Watch this space!
Both documents are available in pdf format for you to save or download in the Reading List Tab.
Our Scholastic Book Fair was a great success, despite only running for just over 3 days because of the snow! Most Y7-9 classes were able to visit during an English lesson and we were busy during our lunchtime every day. We would like to thank our supportive English Teachers for accompanying their classes and parents who provided the funds to purchase items. Also to our lovely band of student cashiers who ran the shop at lunchtimes.
Using our commission, we bought a lot of new titles for the school library and the English Department have chosen a new set Wonder for class reading.
World Book Day vouchers
Students who didn’t spend their £1 voucher at the Book Fair still have time to use them at participating bookshops, newsagents or supermarkets before the end of the month. They can be used against the price of a regular book, to obtain a £1 WBD book for younger readers, or towards the 5 teenage full titles which are retailing at £2.50.
More details can be found on the World Book Day website.