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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.





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.

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