Literacy and Oracy Resources

We’re pleased to offer these literacy resources to help parents and pupils.

Why Cursive Writing is important (Pupil Version)

Why Cursive Writing is Important (Parent Version)

Literacy Policy

Oracy Skills

Top 10 Grammar Peeves


Reading Scheme for Year 8

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This year all year 8 pupils have been enrolled in the Bookbuzz Reading Scheme. This is a Book Trust reading programme which encourages reading for pleasure and the development of comprehension and language skills. Five novels have been chosen as reading books to be enjoyed at home and outside of classroom study.

They are (as shown above):

  • An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo
  • I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
  • The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
  • The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge
  • 13 Hours by Narinder Dhami

Other books below are also recommended for year 8 readers!

Please help develop the reading habit at home by encouraging your daughter to read for pleasure every night. The novels should be kept in good condition and returned to the appropriate English teacher when requested.