Developing literacy skills of our students
Developing effective literacy skills is a key focus of our school. Literacy is taught and developed across every subject area, and encompasses the skills of reading, writing and speaking and listening. Greater emphasis has now been placed on the quality of pupils' written responses in their formal examinations and indeed beyond the classroom itself.
Here you will find some useful resources and links:
- Booktrust's pick of the best books for 12-14 year olds from the last 100 years
- Scholastic's ‘100 greatest books for kids’
- The Roald Dahl website
- BBC Newsround
- World Book Day
Working with our Feeder Primaries: Literacy Transition Work, Key Stage 2–3
During the 2015 Autumn Term we ran a series of successful literacy workshops at St Sebastian’s primary school.
Word of the Week
Each week in school, we have a whole school literacy focus on a particular theme and a ‘Word of the Week’. You can see the latest literacy focus and featured word here.
Improve your literacy
Here are two workbooks to help with some of the key learning points to improve writing and spelling:
(The files are quite large, about 3MB).
Helping your Son
Here are two short documents that we hope you find useful when helping your son with his spelling:
Reading for Pleasure
We have created a new page on this website to encourage your son to read for pleasure, which features book recommendations, advice for parents and information about competitions. You can view the page here:
Kindle Club is held every Tuesday for pupils in years 7, 8 and 9. We aim to encourage reading and develop a culture where pupils read for enjoyment and interest.
“Everything that breathes, praise the Lord!”
Stakeholder (noun) - (27th - 31st March 2017)
Subject which uses this term: Business Studies
Meaning: A person with an interest or concern in something, especially a business.
For example: "An example of a stakeholder is a person who has invested in a business and who will be impacted by whether the business is profitable or not."
Week 15 - Joy
"Don't be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people."
2017-18 Options Booklet
Year 7 Prospectus
Year 7 Parents' Handbook
Sixth Form Prospectus
Sixth Form Outlines