DEAR week returns on Monday 11th!

DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) week takes place again for all students in Years 7-10 from Monday 11th March onwards. All week, students will be expected to stop whatever they are doing at 10:35am in order to complete 25 minutes of a reading activity.

  • Students might be asked to read independently
  • The teacher may read something with the class as a whole
  • Students may be given non-fiction material, such as newspapers or articles relating to their course to read through in order to extend their knowledge.
  • Students may be asked to read exemplar essays

As we know, wider reading of a subject is essential for supporting both high achievement and for making sense of the learning that has taken place.

Students should ensure that they are equipped for learning and have brought a reading book to school each day. World Book Day assemblies this past week should hopefully have given students the opportunity to think about trying out a new genre or reading a text that presents a bit of a challenge! 

Staff recommendations read this week:

Mr Blay – The Grapes of Wrath

Mr Lowe – Animal Farm

Mr Hall and Ms Evans – Northern Lights

Mrs Fear – One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

Mrs Cook – War of the Worlds

Thank you in advance for your support,

Mrs Thornton and Miss Hobbs