All Year 7 and 8 have one of their English lessons in the LRC; in which they are listened to reading and encouraged to extend their reading literature. Within the sessions their teacher and/or Mrs Downey, LRC Assistant, will talk to them about their reading and encourage them to choose books to stretch their vocabulary. This may include classic novels, autobiographies, non-fiction as well as current popular reads by authors such as David Walliams, Derek Landy and Cathy Cassidy.
Within our school library we are very lucky that we are able to ensure all current popular reads are available for our students to access. We encourage them to tell us what they are currently reading and what books they would like us to stock.
All students are issued with a Reading Log at the beginning of each term which records the sessions in the LRC, and they are encouraged to read as much as possible outside school.
Here are some of the comments made by year 7 last year:
“With reading out loud my confidence grew”
“It is nice to have quiet time to enjoy my reading”
“It is nice to discover new words and develop my vocabulary”