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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.

New Reads!

Lose yourself in the wonder of some of these fantastic new releases that cover a variety of genres and are written in a variety of styles. There’s something for everyone here!

The Accident Season-by Moira Fowley Doyle

For as long as she can remember, the end of October has been the beginning of the Accident Season for seventeen-year-old Cara and her family: cuts, falls and broken bones. A spooky and psychological modern classic with a twist.

13 Days of Midnight-by Leo Hunt

A tense, scary, compulsive, edge-of-the-seat read for brave teenagers.

I'll Give You the Sun-by Jandy Nelson

I'll Give You the Sun is a beautiful book about family, about choices, about art, and about growing up.

Half a King-by Joe Abercrombie

From the first page, Yarvi's story, set in a vividly imagined fantasy world, is gripping, fast-paced and hard to put down. Explores complex questions of morality, loyalty and obligation.

Love Hurts-by Malorie Blackman

This anthology depicts a very wide range of romantic relationships, and a diverse set of characters, showing love in all its forms.

Red Leaves-by Sita Brahmachari

Sita Brahmachari has created a beautiful tale of modern multicultural Britain. Her characters come from diverse backgrounds but are brought together by the common theme - they all feel they have been abandoned by someone they love.

The Great War-by Jim Kay

Each story is inspired by a different object from World War I, from a soldier's writing case to the nose of a Zeppelin bomb.

The Apple Tart of Hope-by Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

Oscar's apple tarts bring hope to the sad or desperate. He is loved and appreciated for this special gift. Meg is his best friend, but just as their friendship is about to blossom into love she has to go to...

Noble Conflict-by Malorie Blackman

Kaspar is proud to be one of the Guardians - an elite peacekeeping force who protect the Alliance against the rebel Insurgency. Then he encounters young rebel Rhea...

City of Bones-by Cassandra Clare

When Clary visits a nightclub, she discovers that she is one of the Shadowhunters - a group of demon-hunters living in a world of vampires, werewolves and warlocks.

Cruel Summer-by James Dawson

A year after Janey's suicide, her friends come back together for a holiday at a luxurious Spanish villa. Then an unexpected guest arrives, claiming to have evidence that Janey was murdered.

Half Lives-by Sara Grant

Separated by several hundred years, Icie and Beckett are linked by a deadly secret.

Red Ink-by Julie Mayhew

This beautifully-written coming of age story interrogates family, identity, memory and the myths and superstitions we create for ourselves.

The Boy With Two Heads-by Andy Mulligan

Richard Westlake is an altogether ordinary boy, until he inexplicably grows another head.

Paper Aeroplanes-by Dawn O'Porter

Growing up in Guernsey in the 1990s, timid Flo struggles to deal with her dysfunctional family life - until rebellious extrovert Renee unexpectedly befriends her.

How I Live Now-by Meg Rosoff

Fifteen-year-old New Yorker Daisy is sent to England to spend a summer with her unconventional cousins

Friday Brown-by Vikki Wakefield

Friday Brown is cursed. Warned of the terrible fates of the women in her family, each of whom has met a mysterious death, she carries the weight of her ancestors on her shoulders.

Rose Under Fire-by Elizabeth Wein

When flying an Allied fighter plane from Paris to England, young American pilot Rose is captured by the Nazis and sent to a women's concentration camp.

Unhooking the Moon -by Gregory Hughes

Bob has a stubborn younger sister with disturbing fits and upsetting premonitions. She foretells her best friend's murder, their dog's disappearance and her father's death. Bob calls her the Rat.

Throne of Glass -by Sarah J Maas

Infamous teenage assassin Celaena Sardothien has been condemned to a life sentence of hard labour in the salt mines of Endovier, until young Captain Westfall appears and offers her freedom - but only if she'll compete in a deadly contest.

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