From January 2023 we will be launching our new Literacy policy called LIFE. This stands for:
Listen to yourself and others read
Identify areas you need to improve upon and act on them
Familiarise yourself with key words and exam terminology
Enjoy reading, writing and speaking using Standard English
Our Literacy Ambassadors do lots of work within the school, including:
Form Reader Books
Refugee follows the stories of three different children and their families, each attempting to flee their violent homelands, in different regions of the world and during different decades. Josef and his family flee Nazi Germany in 1938; Isabel and her family flee Cuba in 1994; and Mahmoud and his family flee Syria in 2015.
The London Eye Mystery
The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd is a mystery novel that follows Ted and his older sister Kat as they try to discover how their cousin Salim disappeared from the London Eye. Ted, who has Asperger's Syndrome, discovers clues that will ultimately lead to Salim's rescue.
Set in a near future where criminals are given a second chance by having their minds wiped clean – they are “slated” or made into “blank slates.” Slated follows the quest of one slated teenage girl to find out the truth about herself, her past, and the government's increasingly arbitrary use of mind-wiping technology.