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Form Group Reading Programme

What stops most readers reading for pleasure is that they find it hard to read. Finding the time, space and support to interact with books is key to helping students become fluent readers, and therefore they begin to enjoy reading because, “To read is to fly: it is to soar to a point of vantage which gives a view over wide terrains…”

During a minimum of one afternoon registration session, students in Years 7 to 10 will read for 30 minutes in their form groups. They have the time and space to read and engage with a range of books that are classics, from different cultures, traditions and time periods, as well as a careful selection of important works of non-fiction. In addition to providing our students with access to some of the best fiction and non-fiction ever written, the form group reading programme is also designed to complement the curriculum, drawing links to ideas, themes and figures studied in lessons.

The average person will come across 100,000 words per day!

This programme is to help develop a love and thirst for reading-for-pleasure; develop students’ understanding of the English language and broaden their own vocabulary. We would encourage you to discuss these texts at home, or even have a read yourselves, to help them understand the importance of reading and experiencing other worlds and events, widening our knowledge of the world around us. 

Additionally, students have sections dedicated in their planners to: plan, track and review their reading, and wider reading they complete at home. Encouragement through reading aloud together as a family, or silently at the end of a long day will help to develop key skills that are paramount to us all, whilst also developing an inquisitive mind and love for books. 

Details of what books our children are reading in their afternoon registration, can be found below: 

Year 7 Form Reading Programme

Year 8 Form Reading Programme

Year 9 Form Reading Programme

Year 10 Form Reading Programme

Year 10 Form Reading



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