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Literacy for Learning

Welcome to our BRAND NEW Literacy for Learning website!

This Literacy for Learning section is designed to keep you up-to-date with the literacy news and events that are happening in and around school. This section of the website is also designed to help and support parents’ understanding of the part literacy plays in our curriculum and why literacy is important for life.

Macbeth Rehearsals

Tuesday 25th April: 3:30 – 5:30pm

Full run through – all cast needed

Thursday 27th April: 3:30 – 5:30pm

Full run through – all cast needed
Friday 28th April: 3:30 – 5:30pm Technical and Dress run – all cast needed

Tuesday 2nd May: 3:30 – 5:30pm

Technical and Dress run – all cast needed

Wednesday 3rd May:

Period 3&4

Full run through – all cast needed
Wednesday 3rd May: 3:30 – 4:30pm Technical and Dress run – all cast needed (Recorded)

Thursday 4th May:

Period 6

Cast needed to set up in hall

Thursday 4th May:

3:30 – 5:30 


Invite Friends and Family

Technical and Dress run with Primary schools

Sneak Preview Performance and Director’s chat

Friday 5th  May:

Period 1,2,3

Performance for y11 students


Macbeth Literacy Project 2017

‘Macbeth’ Rehearsal Schedule:

Day & Date Act/scene Actors required

Wednesday 1st February

Sc 1

Sc 3


Witches, Macbeth and Banquo

Thursday 2nd Feb

Sc 2

Sc 4

Sc 6

Ross, Duncan, Donaldbain, Lennox, Macbeth, Banquo, Ross and Angus

Tuesday 7th Feb

Sc 5

Lady Macbeth

Messenger, Macbeth

Wednesday 8th Feb

No Rehearsal  

Thursday 9th Feb

Sc 7

Sc 8

Sc 9

Macbeth  & Lady Macbeth

Tuesday 14th Feb

Sc 11

Sc 12

Lady Macbeth and Macbeth, Banquo, servant, messenger, Ross,  Angus, murderers

Wednesday 15th Feb

Sc 10 Porter, MacDuff, Lennox, Macbeth, Lady Macbeth, Donaldbain, Malcolm

Thursday 16th Feb

Sc 14 Macbeth  & Lady Macbeth, Lennox and Ross, murderers, lord

Tuesday 28th Feb

Sc 13

Sc 15

Banquo, murderers, Fleance

Lord (Nathan Wood)

Wednesday 1st March

Sc 16

Sc 17

Witches, apparitions, Macbeth, Lennox, Macduff, Ross, Malcolm

Thursday 2nd March

Final scenes of the play

All cast required

Macbeth and Literacy Project Letter

Macbeth - Rehearsals

World Book Day 2017

Look our for photos of our World Book Day 2017...coming soon!

Harry Potter 

500 Word Competition 2017

We can’t wait to read the super stories conjured up by this year’s young writers, so how do you get involved?

It’s quite simple really, you write a short story in 500 words!

Entrants write an original story on any subject or theme in 500 Words or fewer and submit it online. If they win, their story will be read live on the Radio 2 by a superstar celebrity…like Julie Walters, Tom Hiddleston, Sir Kenneth Branagh, Jeremy Irons, or Sherlock himself – Benedict Cumberbatch. Each year, 10 million Radio 2 listeners hear, read and love these stories.

Click on the link below for more information

500 Words Competition

 Poster A3 Entrants 2017

Punctuation Man 2017

Click on the links below for the very latest from The Punctuation Man

The Grammar Aquarium Guide to Grammatical Terms

A Guide for Parents


Book of the Month

Every month we will be selecting a different theme for Book of the Month. Three books will be focused on every month Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4 and Non-fiction.

November Book of the Month!

How Can a Pigeon be a War Hero – Tracey Turner

Questions and answers about the First World War. This book explores some peculiar queries.

War Horse – Michael Morpurgo

The heart-breaking story of a young solider and his oldest childhood friend. Read me if you loved the film.

The Book Thief – Marcus Zusak

Death narrates this hard-hitting novel. Set in Nazi Germany it includes themes of persecution and prejudice as seen through the eyes of a child. Powerful and perfectly written!

October – Has to be Hallowe’en!

KS3 – Coraline – Neil Gaiman

KS4 – Frankenstein – Mary Shelley

NF – Horrible Histories Witches – Terry Deary and Mike Phillips

You might like to spend some time discussing this – there will be a display on the English corridor that will hopefully include some interesting facts about the titles that have been selected.

Key Dates


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